A cat cafe that was supposed to open on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton last month now looks set to never open at all.
In a post today, Purr Cat Cafe owner Diane Kelly writes:
Clearly there is no interest in Cat Cafe here.
No Meow. Meow. PURR for Boston.
Last December, the Zoning Board of Appeals approved what would have been Boston's first cat cafe, where patrons could reserve time to just sit in a chair petting cats - sipping, if they wanted, coffee ordered in from a nearby cafe.
But Kelly has been openly feuding with area cat lovers for weeks now over the condition of the basement where cats would stay while the cafe was closed for the night. Two people she hired to run the cafe quit. The adoption agency that was going to supply cats for patrons to pet - and possibly adopt - pulled out. Things got ugly.
H/t Marc Hurwitz.