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Breaking mews: Area’s first cat café slinks toward Lyn-Lake area, but zoning law in the way

Published May. 4, 2017 by Dan DeBaun

Minnesota’s first cat café could open in South Minneapolis by the end of the year if the owners can leap a legal hurdle.
And yes, cat cafés are a thing, just not here yet. They emerged in countries like Japan and Taiwan, then popped up on the West and East coasts of the United States several years ago. The cafés tend to have two separate areas, a traditional café and cat room. Guests order a coffee or tea in the cafe and enter another room to drink their beverage and hang out with cats…
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Must Love Cats: These 3 Cat Cafes Will Pay You Up to $13 an Hour

Published June. 29, 2016 by Lisa Rowan

Cat cafe fever is real, with playful adoption-encouraging cafes popping up all around the U.S.
Not sure you want to fork over a few bucks at a time just to play with cats? Perhaps you can make money working in one of these fine feline establishments…
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Pick 3 Weekend Events November 13 – 15

Published Nov. 9, 2015 by Minneapolis Happening

Sunday, November 15 – The Cafe Meow Kickstarter Launch PartyThe Cafe Meow
Butter Bakery Cafe, 3700 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
Cat lovers unite! Soon, if all goes according to plan, Minneapolis will boast the very first cat cafe in the state in 2016…
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Minneapolis to Get Cat Cafe, Butter Sushi, Smoke and Bourbon in the Food News Crib Sheet

Published Oct. 23, 2015 by Joy Summers

The cat cafe trend shows no sign of abating as Minneapolitans line up to support The Cafe Meow. The cafe would have two rooms, one for the cafe and one devoted cat lounge, with carefully selected feline companions…

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Thank Mew For Opening A Cat Cafe. I Can’t Wait To Check It Out!

Published Oct. 22, 2015 by Cindy Wear

A Cat Cafe in Minneapolis? I can’t wait!

When I was in Amsterdam, there was a cat in every single shop and cafe I went into. In Germany, dogs go everywhere with their people. Shops, restaurants, trains, taxi’s. The cat in this picture lived with his family at a restaurant in Fussen, Germany. It was one of the best moments of our trip. Those people get it. And maybe we’re starting to get it here too…

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Entrepreneurs want to bring cat cafe to Twin Cities

Published Oct. 21, 2015 by MPR News

A trio of local entrepreneurs hopes to open the first cat cafe in the Twin Cities where patrons can grab a cup of coffee and visit with feline friends in the next few years.

The Cafe Meow’s co-founders plan to launch a crowdfunding campaign next month…

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Entrepreneurs want to bring cat cafe to Twin Cities

Published Oct. 21, 2015 by Kare11 News

MINNEAPOLIS – A trio of local entrepreneurs hopes to open the first cat cafe in the Twin Cities where patrons can grab a cup of coffee and visit with feline friends in the next few years…

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New Twin Cities cat cafe will have feline aficionados purring

Published Oct. 20, 2015 by Jess Fleming

We have a cat video festival, the Saintly City Cat Club, uber-popular cat shows and pretty soon, the Twin Cities will have a cat cafe.

The Cafe Meow, which will feature a separate room full of furry residents, has three founders and a website, but no location yet…

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Twin Cities’ first cat cafe might be coming to Minneapolis

Published Oct. 20, 2015, by Eric Roper (Startribune)

Feline fun and cups of caffeine are the driving force behind the Twin Cities’ first cat cafe, which could launch in Minneapolis next year.

A local trio is in the planning stages of opening The Cafe Meow, echoing a cat cafe craze that began in Japan and has spread to the United States. The business has no firm location and likely won’t launch for another year, but the co-founders hope to launch a Kickstarter next month to get it funded and potentially open in late 2016…

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Trio ‘feline’ good about plans to open the first cat cafe in Minneapolis

Published Oct 20, 2015 by Adam Uren

A new cafe hoping to open in Minneapolis next year would be a first for the city and Minnesota – just make sure you order cream with your coffee.

A trio of young entrepreneurs are hoping to jump on a growing trend in the United States, taking a cue from their phenomenal popularity in Japan, by opening a “cat cafe” in Minneapolis…

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Entrepreneurs Work to Bring 1st ‘Cat Cafe’ to Minneapolis

Published Oct 20, 2015 by Jennie Lissarrague (KSTP)

Plans are in motion to bring the first cat café to Minneapolis.

Three women are looking to launch “The Café Meow,” a place with a “fun and relaxing environment” where people can spend time with cats and enjoy coffee and tea, according to the café’s website…

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By Next Fall, Minneapolis Might Have A Cat Cafe

Published Oct 20, 2015 by CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Japan is known for its quirky cat cafes, and now a similar experience may be heading to Minneapolis.
The Star Tribune reports that three local women are looking to open a business called The Cafe Meow…

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Care for a Calico with Your Coffee? Is it Time for a Cat Cafe in Milwaukee?

Published Sept. 24, 2015 by Lori Fredrich

Seems cat cafes are cropping up all over the U.S. these days, and it only makes sense that one will eventually make its way to Milwaukee.
Part cafe and part adoption center, cat cafes are hip coffee shops where guests can grab their daily caffeine fix while keeping company with resident felines…

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Catvidfest Arrists, Sponsors, & Community Partners, Too!

Published August 3rd, 2015 by Bianca Pettis

The 2015 Internet Cat Video Festival isn’t just about cat videos – this year’s festival will feature a host of local artists, community partners, and sponsors!
Come out early, between 6:30–8:30 pm, to participate in a number of fun cat-tivities celebrating cats in a quirky and original ways…

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SF Gate Article

Published July 29, 2015 by Amy Graff

8 Ways The Minnesota Lion Killer Could Have Better Spent His $50,000
The Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer who came under fire this week for killing Zimbabwe’s most famous lion Cecil on a hunting safari paid some $50,000 for the experience.

The money went toward hiring guides and ultimately pulling the trigger on a 13-year-old protected black-maned beauty…

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