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In partnership with the Baltimore Humane Society, Baltimore is getting its first cat cafe and coworking space, Charm Kitty Cafe.
In partnership with the Baltimore Humane Society, Baltimore is getting its first cat cafe and coworking space, Charm Kitty Cafe.
In partnership with the Baltimore Humane Society, Baltimore is getting its first cat cafe and coworking space, Charm Kitty Cafe.
586 backers pledged $27,031 to help bring this project to life.

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Website: www.charmkittycafe.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/charmkitty

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.

Touring the cafe with the Baltimore Humane Society staff
Touring the cafe with the Baltimore Humane Society staff

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

Special Events

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.

Rewards

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) 

Add-On Rewards

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.

Funding Breakdown

Below is a breakdown of how the funds raised from Kickstarter will be used:

What's Next?

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).

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    BALTIMEOW CLUB

    Welcome to an exclusive club of cat lovers. You'll be the first to know about special offers and sneak peeks before the general public. Your name will also appear on our Baltimeow Meowyland wall in the cafe as a permanent thank you for your support.

    (All other tiers include this reward)

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    COFFEE FOR TWO (First Access)

    Receive 2 passes to Charm Kitty Cafe with 2 delicious cups of Zeke's Coffee. As a Kickstarter backer you will get first access to reservations before the general public!

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    CHARM KITTY MERCH BUNDLE

    Receive a limited edition Charm Kitty shirt and sticker pack. This reward also includes:

    +COFFEE FOR TWO

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    FAMOUS CAT

    Is your cat the next grumpy cat? Let's give your cat the recognition it deserves. Send us a quirky photo of your cat and we will frame it in our cafe for everyone to see, furrever. This reward also includes:

    +CHARM KITTY MERCH

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    CAFE LAUNCH PARTY

    Bring a friend (two tickets) and join us in celebrating the grand opening of Charm Kitty Cafe! We'll provide refreshments, entertainment, and the cats. This reward also includes:

    +COFFEE FOR TWO
    +CHARM KITTY MERCH

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    SPONSOR & NAME A CHARM KITTY

    Sponsor one of our adoptable cats from the Baltimore Humane Society and give it a name. Your name and bio will be displayed on our website next to the cat as its sponsor. This reward also includes:

    +COFFEE FOR TWO
    +CHARM KITTY MERCH
    +TWO CAFE LAUNCH PARTY TICKETS

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    BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR

    During the week before our launch party, pick a day and bring a friend (two tickets) for a special tour of Charm Kitty Cafe. You'll meet the Charm Kitty cats and see the cafe before anyone else. Oh but that's not all:

    +COFFEE FOR TWO
    +CHARM KITTY MERCH
    +TWO CAFE LAUNCH PARTY TICKETS

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    CHARM KITTY TOWER

    Forget Trump Tower (please don't sue us). Claim our cat tower and name it as you please. Your tower will reside in the cafe for ETERNITY.

    "Cat Tower" - A tall structure for cats to climb on; a symbolic structure in the feline world.

    +COFFEE FOR TWO
    +CHARM KITTY MERCH
    +TWO CAFE LAUNCH PARTY TICKETS
    +BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR

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Funding period

- (30 days)