Cat lovers, gamers, and caffeine fiends alike can find common ground at The Catcade, Chicago’s brand new arcade-themed cat cafe. In fact, the grand opening is today!
This cool concept provides digital entertainment for patrons of all ages while they enjoy refreshments, and – most importantly – socialize with adoptable cats!
Founded by couple Chris Gutierrez and Shelly Casey, the Catcade is equipped with nostalgic arcade machines and big screen TV’s, which will be playing classic ’80’s movies all day long.
This theme echoes throughout the place, with piles of plushy pillows, game-themed tabletops, and arcade machines that’ve been converted into cat caves.
The Catcade is more than just fun and games, though. It’s a running nonprofit shelter that’ll provide for a dozen or so cats at a time, mostly between the ages of 6-10 months old.
The kitties are rescues from the local group Felines & Canines, who have also been guiding the two cat-loving entrepreneurs along the way.
Admission to the Catcade a $15 donation that’ll buy you a drink, an hour with the kitties, and most importantly, help fund the facility’s operations.
While older kids are welcome, they ask visitors not to bring children under the age of 7. If you choose to adopt a furry friend that day, the$15 entrance donation will be deducted from the $100 adoption fee, which also covers spay / neuter surgery, shots, and microchipping. Not a bad deal!
If you find yourself in Chicago, make sure to pay a visit to the ever-clever cat arcade to make some new furry friends and support a good cause! You can check out their website here.
(h/t: DNA Info)