CUP request pulled for Chasing Our Tails

By Per Peterson

A few minutes before Tuesday evening’s Marshall City Council meeting, Carr Family Limited Partnership withdrew its request for a Conditional Use Permit that could’ve opened the door for Steve Trachtenberg to move his Chasing Our Tails business into the former County Fair building.

The news drew mixed reaction from the council, while the majority of the residents in attendance Tuesday were pleased.

Trachtenberg, founder of Chasing Our Tails — a company that manufactures pet treats — testified last week in front of the Marshall Planning & Zoning Commission, which recommended he receive a Conditional Use Permit despite widespread opposition from Marshall residents. He was forced to look outside of Tracy to start his business after snow and ice build-up damaged the roof of the former Hebig building, which he owns along with the former State Farm building. A tight timeline limited Trachtenberg’s options for starting his business.

Trachtenberg was unable to be reached for comment Tuesday evening.