Cat lady extraordinaire Sana Hamelin is a woman on a mission. After a successful year and a half in the Berkeley neighborhood operating the Denver Cat Company, the third cat cafe in the United States, she's ready to take things to a new level. "Many of our guests want to come in at night and have a glass of wine with friends at the cafe, so it makes sense that we'll give them a cat bar," Hamelin said. "I want this to be the first one in America. We'll have evening hours, a bar-like environment, and, of course, cats and wine," she added.
There is no location yet but Hamelin, a former attorney, is searching for space in neighborhoods like RiNo, East Colfax, and South Broadway. "The Bristol model is really the closest thing I can think of to what we want to do," she shared referencing a "cat pub" that opened in the UK last year. "Right now, we have to find a space, raise some money, and hopefully launch in full force by next March," she continued.