It’s been a long process, but Boston’s first-ever cat cafe could finally open soon after hurdling over a series of obstacles including zoning permits and renovations. Just last week, Purr Cat Cafe (167 Chestnut Hill Ave.) received its certificate of occupancy and started moving the cats from Boston’s Forgotten Felines into the space, and now owner Diane Kelly has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help with the final push towards opening.
Kelly’s plans for Purr surfaced in mid-2016, but the hunt for a location and its subsequent renovation took some time. Now, with a location secured, renovated, and ready to go, Kelly has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help the Purr team secure some additional supplies needed before opening to the public, including furniture and accoutrements for the cats (and visitors). Additional proceeds will go towards funding for the staff, POS systems, and any incidentals that may surface.
Contributors to the campaign will receive Purr-branded pins, stickers, and shirts, plus entry to future events like cat yoga and visits with the cats once Purr opens.
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