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Get Excited Meow: LA's Catfe Could Be Coming to Little Tokyo

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Not even $340,447 could keep Carlos Wong from bringing his feline-filled hangout to financial and real-life fruition. The potential purrrrveyor (we had to!) of LA's first cat café has a brand new plan for his ambitious project, and—prepare yourself—it could all be happening in already adorable shopping haunt Little Tokyo.

As our sister site Eater LA has revealed, Wong hopes to launch another round of funding and is joining forces with local animal shelter No-Kill LA to supply the adoptable tenants of his café, which will boast a "Japanese tea-house kind of vibe." This time around, he's hoping to raise $250K to for the two-story space, which will sell boba drinks and pastries upstairs while cats roam freely around downstairs. That's not all—the entrepreneur will launch Catfé-branded merch at the upcoming LA Feline Film Fetival. (Is your mind blown yet?)

Eater's got more need-to-know deets on the project here. Let's make this happen, LA!
· Finding A Potential Home For Catfe in Little Tokyo [Eater LA]
· Catfé [Official Site]
· OMG: LA May Finally Get Its Own Cat Cafe [Racked]
· Meow! Ten Snaps From LA's Epic Cat-Themed Art Show [Racked]