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A Cat Cafe Should Open This Month in Bucktown

The Windy Kitty should show black cats some love by Halloween

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The cats are coming to Bucktown.
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Bucktown’s getting an early Halloween treat, as Chicago’s second cat cafe is slated to open later this month at 1746 W. North Ave. Windy Kitty Cat Cafe and Lounge plans to offer customers coffee from local brewers, food from local bakers, and free Internet access. While doing that, visitors will also share the space with a group of adoptable cats.

The cats will come from Alive Rescue, a shelter in Roscoe Village, reported DNAinfo. There’s no news about the exact food offerings, beyond the owner stating that items would be ethically sourced. There doesn’t seem to be a kitchen on premises. Chicago’s first cat cafe disappointed some as it turned out to be a glorified coffee break room. The Purrfect Roast Catfe (there’s an unwritten rule that all cat cafes must use puns) opened in July.

The future home of Windy Kitty in Bucktown.
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Windy Kitty settled on Bucktown after plans to open in Lincoln Park fell through. Earlier this year, the owners held an online fundraising campaign and raised more than $6,400 to open their cafe. The owners are cat aficionados whose idea to open a cafe was sparked by a trip to Scotland, according to DNAinfo. There was a cat cafe down the street from where they stayed.

Check back later for more as details unravel.

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