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Mar. 3, 2017 12:52 pm

A coworking cat cafe is raising money on Kickstarter

Charm Kitty Cafe is coming to Hampden.

A cat cafe in Taipei.

(Photo by Flickr user Connie Ma, used under a Creative Commons license)

It’s great to have other people around while coworking. But, admit it. Sometimes it would also be nice to have cats around.

That’s the idea behind a new project in Hampden called the Charm Kitty Cafe.

The cat cafe, which will be in the Whitehall Mill development, is currently raising money on Kickstarter. Actually, it’s raising a lot of money, easily surpassing its $5,000 goal in a couple of days. They’re offering supporters¬†early¬†access, and a chance to join the newly formed Baltimeow Club.

Cat cafes invite folks to come in and snuggle or play with cats. They’re for when you need that meow time.

This space will also have a way to get work done. In one break from the usual cat cafe model, coworking members at Charm Kitty Cafe will have unlimited access to the space when it’s open.

And there will even be an option to take the cats home. The owners are partnering with the Baltimore Humane Society. That means the cafe will double as a foster home, with all of the cats available for adoption.

The Kickstarter says it is aiming to open in the second of half of 2017. We’ll be ready to add it to the list.

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Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following a stint in New Orleans, where he served as managing editor of online news and culture publication NOLA Defender. While there, he also wrote for NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune. He was previously a reporter for the Rio Grande Sun of Northern New Mexico.

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