This is the Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill that opened 4 days ago in New York City. However, there are no pets and no charcoal grill in here. Instead, what looks like a live leopard quietly lounges atop a tree branch, two McDonald Chicken MacNuggets sip barbecue sauce, a rabbit is putting on make-up in front of mirror and a CCTV camera takes care of her "offspring" and so on. Sounds crazy? The store which is open to the public everyday from 10 am until midnight, is the latest prank or--art installation if you prefer-- by the elusive British street artist Banksy. The "Pet Store" which will be open until Halloween day on October 31, is located at 89 7th Avenue between West 4th and Bleeker Street in the West Village.
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The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill