by Lucelle O’Flaherty
Alexandria, VA – Mount Purrnon Cat Cafe and Wine Bar opened August 1. Owners Kristin Cowan and Adam Patterson got the idea while vacationing in Charleston SC when they visited a cat café there. Kristin returned home, left her law enforcement career, and the pair started a crowd funding campaign and followed their passion for history and cats.
Two years and many permits later, they are open at 109 S. Alfred Street. Patrons can schedule an appointment to visit, play with cats, eat a meal, have a drink, take a break from work and hopefully adopt a cat which steals your heart.
That very thing happened recently to Mount Vernon’s Estate’s very own Martha Washington, Elizabeth Keaney, who was there in costume on opening day to celebrate.
Mount Purrnon Cat Cafe and Wine Bar is open daily except Tuesdays.