As you can see from the photo above, our space at 80 Charles Street is still very much a work in progress. The good news is that we continue to make headway towards opening, but the less-good-news is that we’ve experienced multiple construction delays this summer and fall, particularly relating to the HVAC system and lift. We try to be glass-half-full people, but it’s been tough to reconcile ourselves to our new projected opening date of February 2024.
We know this will be disappointing for many people who hoped to visit the cafe this year, but we also believe you will share our commitment to creating the best possible space for the cats to live (and for you to visit!). This will include giving the cats plenty of time to get used to their new home and develop good relationships with each other and staff before we open to the public.
We can’t make people work any faster than they’re already working (we are extremely grateful to be working with a core team of such creative, hardworking people!), but we can offer a fun surprise later i this newsletter, with more details to follow in the next newsletter.
In our last newsletter, we talked about why upgrading to a split HVAC system and adding an ADA-compliant lift were so important to us. Here is the latest on those projects:
Lift Installation Update
The lift shaft’s exciting transformation has continued, including a partial installation of the lift itself.