What you need to know
Address: 123 College St., the former JB Lacher Jewelers
Opening date: As soon as possible, pending DHEC certification
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.–11 p.m.
Admission: $10, includes free beverage and as much time playing with the residents as desired (time limit imposed if maximum occupancy of 40 is reached)
Owner: Jennifer Bronzel and Ernesto Cardenas, who did the construction themselves, using as much recycled material as possible
Square footage: 3,600
Number of cats: Around 30, with a few available for adoption; majority are free roam with a few quarantined based on behavior. Can board additional cats on a case-by-case basis.
Menu: All vegetarian – coffee, tea, smoothies, sandwiches, waffles, and granola; prepared and served in an area separated by two doors where cats cannot access
Special events: Weekly Ping-Pong tournaments, biweekly cat yoga, Sunday ambient music sessions, art exhibits, and cat adoption events in partnership with cat rescue centers
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