With a boom in high-end apartments being built in the nation's capital, one new building called 2M is taking a different approach to attracting prospective residents: they're offering an array of amenities like a communal gym, pool, spa, game room and English bulldog. Yes, that's right -- a communal bulldog.
"I was sitting at a cafe one day, and we saw a puppy come in and everyone just stopped in their tracks and came alive," Holli Beckman, a vice president at the company that owns 2M, told the Washington Post. "And it just dawned on me that everyone loves doggies and babies, right?"
And so the company decided that Emmy, a six-month-old puppy, would move into the building this May. The dog, whose name was inspired by that of her new home (spelled with two M's), will live full-time in the building's lobby, according to the Post:
Emmy has a doghouse that is a replica of the building. Residents too busy for their own dogs will be able to pick her up in the lobby, take her upstairs to their apartment or for a walk, and return her as they would a library book, a DVD or bowling shoes.