Washington, DC

3211 O Street, NW

Ed. Note: DC’s First Cat Cafe, Crumbs & Whiskers, opened in June 2015.

From an email:

“Hey C&W Fam,

My name is Kanchan and I’m the founder of Crumbs & Whiskers. I want to take a few minutes to share what’s happening at C&W with you, and how the virus has been impacting us.

Things are really, really tough right now. As an experiential business, we rely on our booking & reservation sales to fund our operations. For the past month, we haven’t had that, which has been really difficult for us. We applied for every loan and grant that we qualified for, but unfortunately, we didn’t receive anything before loans ran out of funds.

As of now, Crumbs & Whiskers is surviving. We will most likely be permanently closing one of our locations – our DC cat cafe.

It makes us really sad, but we believe that is the right choice for our company. We haven’t made the final decision yet, and are waiting to see how things go in the upcoming weeks before we make a final choice.

We need your support during this time. If you want to help us, you can contribute to our COVID-19 fund, which is dedicated to keeping our full-time employees employed. You can also purchase merchandise and gift cards, send your friends a kittengram, or just share this with your friends.

I hope you are all healthy and happy. I hope you remember that you are not alone – we are all in this together, and I truly believe in my heart that we will all come out of this better than we were before. Thank you for all of your love and support over the years – we wouldn’t be here today without you.



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