Vermont - A beautiful place to live and one of the United State's most beloved vacation destinations. Beautiful mountains and sprawling country sides and a cozy and quaint feeling complete with quiet villages and bustling cities.
But do you know what Vermont lacks in all of its glory?
A Cat Cafe!
That is why we here at Kitty Korner Cafe are aiming to bring one to our beloved State and are seeking your help to make it happen!
You might have heard about Cat Cafes on the news or social media, but very few people in the area seem to know exactly what they entail.
The simple answer is that they are a place to come and enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack while also enjoying the company of cats! The cats in question come from local shelters and rescues and are 100% adoptable meaning that this experience is a wonderful place for them to find their forever home!
No worries- The actual food and beverages are served in a space separate from the cat area so there are no hairs involved, but once you have your treat, you get the chance to take them into the cat lounge with you while you get to know our feline friends!
Just sit back, relax, and soak up the endless good vibes of cuddly kitties and hot espresso!
The Main Mission of our cafe is not just to provide the public with much needed Kitty Cat snuggles, but also to promote adoption for cats who might otherwise be left out in the cold!
By partnering with local shelters and humane societies, we are able to showcase wonderful cats of every shape and size to the general public and give them a greater chance of being adopted into the home they deserve as well as help socialize them to improve their demeanor in new environments.
On top of that, this establishment provides a very therapeutic experience as well as a chance for those unable to have pets in their current living situation to take a moment and enjoy the happiness a household pet can provide.
Everyone on our staff is committed to providing the best quality care andattention to each of the foster cats in our space and will make sure your experience is just as wonderful as theirs!
Aside from cats, our menu will consist of items made by local bakeries and Vermont coffee companies! Our goal of keeping things local will give those here from out of State that special Vermont touch.
So where will your money be spent?
The basic answer is that it will be used to properly transform our space to adequately house both the cats and the cafe portion of our business. This will include materials to build the space as well as permits and and utilities for the space!
The space itself has been secured with a number of the larger ticket items purchased and ready to go. Things such as equipment, tables and chairs are already checked off our list and the funds collected here will go more toward the building and rennovations to the space as well as bringing things in to make the kitties happy and comfortable!
You know us and you (hopefully) love us enough to give it a shot! This cafe is the brain child of Alexis (Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts) and her sweetheart,Logan. Two people who own cats, love cats, and want to bring this experience to their own state!
With a focus on community and supporting our local economy, this business has its roots in doing things the Vermont way. We are not a huge brand name company, and every penny given will go toward making a difference in our community.
We are born and raised Vermonters with successful track records in small business and a mindset that is sure to help grow support for this city as well as bringing in an experience that will draw tourism and new customers to the area.
This is an ALL OR NOTHING CAMPAIGN which means we must meet our goal to receive any funding. We cannot do this without the support of our community!
Not only will you rest easy knowing your money went toward making something great,but you will also get to see the results as we give homeless animals a chance at a new life and spread smiles to everyone who comes to visit!
We plan on opening on Main Street in Barre at the end of June if all goes according to plan so keep an eye out for updates on our facebook page as well as here on kickstarter!
(Also coffee. Everyone likes coffee)
To thank you for your support, we have setup special Reward Tiers for anyone who donates! The more you donate, the bigger the reward! Items and vouchers will be available for pickup opening day!
A Thank Mew Card written by hand and signed by us to express just how much we appreciate your help!
One free half hour pass to the cafe will be all yours! You will also be able to book ahead of our Grand Opening and before the general public!
Not only will you get 3 free half hour passes to use as you wish, you will also get a swanky mug to sip your coffee from while you're here! Use your free pass to book ahead of our Grand Opening and get a spot before the general public!
5 Free visits will be all yours! Five days that you will be able to reserve a spot for a free half hour visit whenever you like during business hours! Not only that, but you'll get an awesome T-shirt to flaunt your Cat Cafe style!
A shirt to wear, a mug to drink from and a pass good for 30 days of access to the cafe with reservation! Spend a half hour any day you like in a Months time and get all the swag you could hope for just for being generous!
With the 3 Month Pass you'll receive for this donation,you'll probably need a lot of coffee an that's why this tier gets you the Kickstarter Exclusive Bottomless Mug! A special mug that, when brought to the shop on any visit will get you free coffee! Just make sure you don't forget it at home when you come to use your free days!
You're so generous that we want to see you all year and that's why we'll give you a Year Long Pass for this donation amount! And since we don't want your kitty cat friend to be left out, we also want to immortalize them alongside your generosity with a custom oil painting! This painting will be hung prominently in our cafe and will feature a plaque to tell everyone just how amazing you are!
You literally gave us all the money we needed to reach our goal and we want to give you all the things in exchange! The year pass, the shirt, the bottomless mug, and a painting with plaque are all yours and we might even name a cookie after you! The possibilities are endless!
Want a little something extra to go along with your basic pledge? Then why not slap a few add-on items in for good measure! Add on items are physical rewards that you can opt to receive on top of the items you have already pledged for. Need an extra shirt? Want a collection of sweet mugs? Just follow the steps below and get them added in!
Add-On Instructions: To add an add-on to your pledge,follow the steps below!
1. Press the "Manage Your Pledge Button" If you have not pledged yet, it will say "Back This Project"
2. Increase your Pledge in the "Pledge Amount" box to reflect the total of the add on items that you wish to include (Ex. A shirt along with the basic $10 pledge tier = $25.00 total)
3. At the end of the Kickstarter campaign, you will receive a survey. The questions on this survey will allow you to explain which add-on items you wish to receive
T-Shirt ( + $15) - Sport your Kitty Korner Cafe swag and get one for the kids while you're at it!
Mug (+ 10) - The perfect vessel for sipping your coffee from in the comfort of your own home or while lounging at the Cafe!
Pet Portrait (+ 35) - Immortalize your furry friend on the Cafe's wall forever with a custom oil painting! You submit the picture, we have it made, and hang it on the Cafe wall for all to see! We'll even send you the digital version to do with as you please!
Risks and challenges
We will need to secure proper permits and licensing before work can begin on changing the building. Our building plans will also need to be approved by the city and all will need to be inspected by both health officials and the officials for the shelters who we will be collaborating with.
All things in the cat area will have to meet specific requirements given by the Department of Agriculture to ensure the safety and well being of the animals which will be a costly endeavor. We have already allotted for these expenses in our budget and have all the details about what will be needed on hand to use once we begin renovations.
While we have our plans and estimates in hand, things may change slightly as we move forward which may cause minor delays in our timeline for opening. However, we intend to keep things on track every step of the way and make sure all of our details are done correctly and efficiently.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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