Gem City Catfé’s location at 1513 E. 5th Street in St. Anne’s Hill is already purchased and under construction. The location boasts a full-service espresso bar with unique, premium baked goods, separate cat lounge area, and community event space. Visitors can enjoy a coffee and visit the cat lounge or watch cats play through a glass partition in the café. The upstairs event space, “The Canopy”, will be used for fantastic events with felines and private rentals.
Money raised will be used entirely for café setup with additional funds being used for furnishings, cat walks and trees, stair chair-lift for upstairs accessibility, and kitty cams. Backers can earn rewards like their name on a “Community Pawrtner” wall, early entry to the Catfé, a Kickstarter exclusive tee, Catfé membership, VIP party tickets, a private party for 12, and an Emerald Mug granting the backer a lifetime of free coffee.
“We feel Dayton is the perfect place for a locally focused organization like Gem City Catfé,” says Co-Founder, Sabrina Cox. “We’ve seen amazing support so far; people are ready to make a difference and invest in their communities.”
To celebrate the launch, the Catfé will hold a daytime party at Boston Stoker downtown at 34 W. 2nd St. from 9:00 – 5:00 PM. The “After Dark” party from 5:00pm – 8:00pm will be held at Proto Build Bar, 534 E. 1st St. Owners Sabrina Cox and Karin Gudal-Johnson invite the public to both events for a meet and greet and special information regarding Gem City Catfé and their Kickstarter campaign.