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A cat cafe is opening in Preston city centre

Posted on - 28th July, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, City Centre, Food & Drink, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The Lazy Cat Cafe in Cannon Street Pic: Tony Worrall
The Lazy Cat Cafe in Cannon Street Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston is to get its first cat cafe in the coming weeks.

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Dave Robb is one half of the duo behind the new venture in Cannon Street.

The 39-year-old, who has given up a career in IT, said they were working hard to get the Lazy Cat Cafe finished.

He said: “My partner and I are crazy about cats and so we were there in another cat cafe and we thought – why can’t there be one of these in Preston?

“We found the premises and since then it’s been a busy time trying to get it all ready.

“We want it to be a really peaceful and restful place.

“Visiting a cat cafe is proven to help reduce stress and anxiety levels.”

Read more: There was a plan for a cat cafe in Preston previously – but one person wasn’t happy

The cafe will be serving coffee and Dave also said they have applied for a licence to be able to serve a glass of prosecco and other alcoholic drinks.

He will run the cafe with his partner Kathy Yeung, 38.

The cats, 12 residents in total, are mostly re-homed cats and Dave said they are hoping to partner with a Preston cat rescue in the future.

Read more: Moorbrook owner takes on former Preston pub

Lazy Cat Cafe is due to open by late August.

What do you think about a cat cafe opening? Would you visit it? Let us know in the comments below

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