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The Cafe Meow

Published Jan 3, 2017 by David Scheller

Peas and carrots. Caviar and champagne. Cats and coffee. These are things that have gone together since time immemorial. That last pair has been tragically hard to find outside of the home, sadly, but that is finally about to change…

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The Café Meow set to bring rescue cats and coffee to Hennepin

Published Oct. 17, 2017 by Michelle Bruch

A café filled with adoptable cats has signed a lease to open at 2317 Hennepin Ave.
Years in the making, the café takes its inspiration from Japanese cat cafés and a pop-up cat café in New York. Customers would buy cat time at the register, and carry their drinks to a separate room to visit cats available for adoption from local shelters….

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Squeal and/or groan accordingly: Minneapolis is officially getting a cat cafe

Published Oct. 5, 2017 by Emily Cassel

Look, we love our cats… even if owning one is an easy way to ensure you never again enjoy an at-home cup of coffee that isn’t garnished with fur. Nonetheless, we totally get the allure of cat cafes. We’re all for making adoptable animals even more adoptable by plying people with caffeine, and a few cute kittens can be very good for your Instagram brand…

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Minnesota’s first ‘cat cafe’ signs a lease in Uptown Minneapolis

Published Oct. 4, 2017 by Tom Horgen

The Cafe Meow isn’t a cafe for cats. It’s a coffee shop where customers would be able to hang out with some friendly felines — and maybe adopt one…

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Minneapolis cat cafe moves one step closer to reality

Published Oct. 4, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – After a number of setbacks, Minneapolis is moving one step closer to opening a cat cafe.
A concept originally slated to land in Dinkytown, the operators behind “Cafe Meow” announced over their Facebook page this week that they had signed a lease…

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Finally Minneapolis Is Getting a Cat Café

Published Oct. 3, 2017 by Joy Summers

The Café Meow will be opening at 2317 Hennepin Avenue with all the coffee, tea, snacks and furry cuddles the city needs. The project has been attempting to get off the ground since 2014. After faltering to find a location and an initial investor dropping out earlier this year, it appeared that hopes were dimming for the state’s first entry into the kitty coffee shop trend…

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Cat cafe signs lease for Minneapolis location

Published Oct. 3, 2017 by Melissa Turtinen

Minnesota’s first cat cafe is getting closer to becoming a reality.
Danielle Rasmussen and Jessica Burge have been trying to open Cafe Meow in Minneapolis for years, and in a Facebook post on Monday they said they’ve signed a lease for a space on Hennepin Avenue in Uptown…

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Minnesota’s first cat café signs lease in Minneapolis

Published Oct. 3, 2017 by Dan DeBaun

A cat café concept that tried and failed to open elsewhere in Minneapolis has found new life in the Uptown area.
The Café Meow team has signed a lease for ground-level retail space in the 2317 Hennepin Ave. building, which also has a Red’s Savoy Pizza restaurant, a Pizza Hut delivery and take-out shop, and a One 21 barbershop…

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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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