What's with the dog houses that have popped up in front of the Bridge Street Market on the West Side?

They're called 'smart dog houses' and their places you can keep your pet until you're done shopping. The houses are manufactured by a company called DogSpot, who describe the houses as "a convenient way to shelter and protect your dog while on the run – making more time for you to enjoy the day with your best friend."

There is one dog house in the adjacent parking ramp at Bridge Street Market and one at the main entrance on Seward and Bridge Streets.