Crumbs & Whiskers, Washington’s first cat cafe, will open its Georgetown doors to the public June 20 after a successful Kickstarter campaign raised twice as much as the owner expected.
Owner Kanchan Singh plans several pre-grand opening parties to thank those Kickstarter supporters.
Crumbs & Whiskers, at 3211 O St. NW, will have about two dozen felines in residence at a time, all vetted and vaccinated by the cafe’s partner, theWashington Humane Society.
Why would you go to a cat cafe?
A boyfriend who’s allergic to cats, stress relief or just the desire to enjoy a cat’s company without the responsibility of owning one, Singh’s Kickstarter pitch suggests.
She also says the cats have a much better chance of being adopted in an environment like this than they would in cages at the Humane Society.
Singh signed a lease for the O Street space in April and spent the last two months going through the permit and building process.
The Crumbs & Whiskers Kickstarter campaign had an original goal of $15,000, and raised almost $36,000 from more than 700 backers.
You can watch Singh’s Kickstarter pitch video here.Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.