About this project
Bring Charm Kitty Cafe to Charm City!
We've partnered with the Baltimore Humane Society and Zeke's Coffee, secured a beautiful space in the new Whitehall Mill development near Hampden, and have received preliminary approval from the Baltimore City Health Department to open a cat cafe! With your support we can make Charm Kitty Cafe a reality.
What is a Cat Cafe?
A cat cafe is a unique space where cat lovers can enjoy a cup of coffee in the company of cats. The cafe itself doubles as a foster home which means all of the cats are adoptable through the partner shelter (Baltimore Humane Society).
Come in, grab a cup of Zeke's Coffee and hang out with cats. What could be better? The cafe will have cat toys, board games, books, cat snuggling, and everything else you would expect from a cat cafe.
The cafe space is ready to be renovated, and all beverages will be prepared in a separate, adjacent space. Charm Kitty Cafe will also have free parking and will be connected to the upcoming marketplace in Whitehall Mill.
Coworking Space: No Time Limits
Charm Kitty Cafe is unique in that during the weekdays there are no time limits. Everyone loves cat cafes but sometimes one hour reservations just aren't long enough. The solution? During the weekdays, Charm Kitty Cafe will operate as a special coworking space dedicated to students and working professionals. To sign up for the coworking membership, please visit www.charmkittycafe.com/cowork
The space will also be used for events such as cat yoga, movie nights, and private parties. By supporting this project at any level, you will become part of the Baltimeow Club and will be the first to hear about events and special offers.
All higher tier rewards include some lower tier rewards which is indicated with a + sign in the reward description. For example, Charm Kitty Merch also includes Coffee For Two and Baltimeow Club. (All reward tiers include the Baltimeow Club)
Follow the instructions below for add-on rewards:
All Kickstarter rewards will be available before the cafe officially opens to the general public. Charm Kitty Cafe will open in the second half of 2017.
Below is a breakdown of how the funds raised from Kickstarter will be used:
We've cleared many of the major hurdles in our journey towards opening Charm Kitty Cafe. Once the Kickstarter is complete, we will use the funding to fulfill the rewards and begin building out the cafe location at Whitehall Mill. Kickstarter backers will receive first access to the cafe before it opens to the general public. For more information visit www.charmkittycafe.com and find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CharmKitty
Risks and challenges
There is the possibility of unexpected regulatory hurdles. We have been in close contact with the Baltimore City Health Department in order to avoid any surprises. Other cat cafes have struggled with gaining approval to make foods in the same space as cats, so we have completely avoided this by setting up a separate space within Whitehall Mill (this also simplifies the cafe renovation).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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