Who would have ever thought that we would find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic as the month of April begins? We send out our well-wishes to all our family, friends and cat lovers everywhere for your continuing good health and wellbeing.
Kitty Pause planning continues to move forward as we also work from home in our respective locations. The design and development of the architectural plans for the cat lounge and for the coffee/tea café are moving along smoothly. We should have a design to share out very soon.
To tweak your interest in the meantime. . . imagine a large wooden tree sculpture in the center front of the cat lounge where kitties can climb and jump around from limb to limb. There will be chairs and benches for you to sit on as you visit and play with the cats and enjoy your drink from the coffee/tea side of the house. On game days or yoga days, activities will be set up in the lounge so you can enjoy the energy of the cats around you as you engage in fun times with your human and kitty friends. Many other activities are also in the planning!
As soon as the plans are finalized, the next steps will be to submit them online to the city of Mesa for a building/renovation permit, to the Maricopa County Environmental Health Services for a food permit and to the landlord for approval. Given the current work environment, what already would have been a lengthy process is expected to be even longer. We are hopeful that we can get all approvals in less than two months after they are submitted to each group.
Once the approvals are obtained, the real work of creating Kitty Pause Kitty Café – Coffee & Tea House begins in earnest as we renovate the suite to the new design.
We are still hopeful that we will be able to open in the fall of 2020 assuming that people are back to work and able to circulate freely without the social distancing mandate.
Keep checking back for updates on our progress in creating Kitty Pause! We will do our best to keep you updated on a regular basis.
Stay safe and take care.