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Bklyn Cat Cafe leaving Atlantic Avenue for bigger space in Brooklyn Heights

Looking for a furever home: Atlantic Avenue’s Cat Cafe is moving to a new, larger space next month.
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It’s meow-sic to cat lovers’ ears!

The do-gooders behind Atlantic Avenue’s Brooklyn Cat Cafe — where locals can pop in and play around with pusses looking for forever homes — said they are shuttering the current location on Sunday ahead of its move to an even-bigger space in Brooklyn Heights, which operators intend to debut early next month.

“It’s a very good space that allows us to do a lot more outreach, rescuing, and events,” said Anne Levin, who with fellow members of rescue group the Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition opened the cafe in 2016.

The group will announce the cafe’s new address as soon as paperwork for the move is finalized, according to Levin, who said the rescuers hope the new space will be up and running for furballs in the next few weeks, and plan to host a grand-reopening bash at their new digs in February.

The group, which opened its current storefront between Henry and Clinton streets in 2016, provides temporary shelter for kitties up for adoption, along with hosting pet-education workshops and educating locals about how to properly care for domestic — and wild — critters in the area.

This summer, for instance, the spot’s all-volunteer staff papered Brooklyn Bridge Park with signs begging neighbors to stop feeding the meadow’s feral cats, because the random acts of kindness made it harder for the rescuers to recover the animals and get them spayed, neutered, and adopted.

And moving the cafe, which currently offers only pre-packaged food and drinks because it does not have space for an actual barista to whip up lattes, may allow the facility to better live up to its name if operators sign a lease on the new space they’re eyeing, which boasts a kitchen, according to Levin.

“We do want to offer a little more in the way of beverages, there’s a lot more potential for growth,” she said. “But when we open, it won’t be anything more advanced than what we have now.”

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 12:00 pm, November 20, 2018: An earlier version of this story incorrectly noted that Anne Levin is the wife of Councilman Stephen Levin, and has been updated.
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Reasonable discourse

Elizabeth from Prospect Heights says:
Fantastic news! Congratulations!
Nov. 21, 10:11 am
Clint from Brooklyn Heights says:
It’s both fun and satisfying to see healthy, contented cats dozing in the window of the Atlantic Avenue cafe. Thank you for doing a great job.
Nov. 21, 9:38 pm

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