When business going in the tank is good

One of Jefferson City's new businesses focuses on saltwater creatures for homes

Aquatic manager Shane Backes carries a new sheet of sheet rock as he assists with the renovation and modernization of Sharkey's, formerly the location of Carousel Pets.

Aquatic manager Shane Backes carries a new sheet of sheet rock as he assists with the renovation and modernization of Sharkey's, formerly the location of Carousel Pets. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

Saltwater pets, anyone?

Though still hundreds of miles from any ocean, tropical fish and corals are the focus of a new pet store, Sharkey’s, located on Industrial Drive in Jefferson City.

Since purchasing the former Carousel Pets, owner Chris Wojtasik and her husband have decided to place the emphasis of their full-line pet store on saltwater animals. They both enjoy the vibrant hues of the fish in their saltwater tank at home and believe people in Jefferson City will appreciate the colorful element, as well.

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Though the two are still doing some extensive remodeling of the building, they hope to ....

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