Yes, you read that right. Greenville is getting a cat café, and it will be downtown. The cat café is the longtime dream of Jennifer Bronzel. Bronzel, a native of Germany, and a lifelong cat lover, has spent the better part of two years considering, developing and planning her café concept, and finally, she says, now that she has secured a space, the project is moving forward.
The Organic Cat Café is slated to open in May in the 3,600-square-foot former JB Lacher Jewelers location, at 123 College St.
“I’m really happy we are finally here,” Bronzel says. “This year is the year of the cat café in Greenville.”
Cat cafes are a relatively new concept, though their popularity has been growing around the world. The first cat cafes originated in Asia, says Bronzel. She visited one for the first time in Bangkok, Thailand this past December.