News

New Partnership

March 6th, 2017

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Over the past 4 months that we’ve been open we have been working with Tenth Life Cat Rescue to find homes for cats and facilitate cat adoptions. In that time we have adopted cats at a much faster rate than either of us had anticipated! Because of this we needed to evaluate our long term strategy. We had discussions with Tenth Life on how best to serve both of our missions. It was mutually decided that we could do the most good if they could focus on their storefront and we could partner with another rescue to fill our storefront. It was a difficult decision but this way we can maximize the number of cats we are able to help!

We are excited to announce that we will now be partnering with Stray Haven Rescue! Stray Haven focuses on rescuing cats from kill shelters to find them loving forever families. …

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Important Changes

February 27th, 2017

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Dear friends of Mauhaus,

We’ve decided to make some changes to how our reservations system works. Every other cat cafe in the US charges a reservation fee on top of food and drink (some has high as $28/hour!) When we opened, we wanted to be more accessible and make it financially easier for people to come, so we gave a $10 credit with each $10 reservation. Reservations have been working out really well in some ways (95% booked most weekends!) but the issue that’s been the hardest is the food. Because of the credit, a lot of people get food just to spend it, and we see a lot of food go to waste. Our food costs have skyrocketed, and despite being very busy, it’s been hard for us to keep up with expenses.

In order to keep our food costs reasonable, and reduce waste, we’ve decided to make a change to …

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MAUHAUS IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

December 15th, 2016

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After 5 months of construction we opened our doors! November 12th was our opening day and we were packed! During the course of our opening weekend we had around 500 people stop by! We are one month and 6 adoptions in at this point and we are getting in the swing of things now. Opening a cafe has taught us so much and we are still learning things every day. Our team is incredible and we can’t thank them enough!
Thank you so much to everyone who supported us along the way. It was a long road getting here and it still doesn’t seemt totally real quite yet! We could not have done it without all of the support and encouragement!

Final Stretch! We’re almost there!

October 19th, 2016

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We can’t believe that we are almost done! We’ve put in so many hours and still have more to go but we are getting so close! We’ve got some finish work to do this week and next week we will start to get cats in the space! We are so excited and we couldn’t have done this without everyone’s support. Once we get all of our final inspections completed we will be able to determine an opening date. We are anxious as we know you are too!!

Let’s take a moment to appreciate Jeff! None of this would have been possible without our contractor Jeff. He is an incredibly hard working person with tons of skills and a great sense of humor. We loved working with him on this project. It was a bittersweet day when he finished his work. We are forever grateful to him for helping us make our …

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Construction Progress! IT’S HAPPENING!!!!

August 11th, 2016

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We’re 4 weeks into construction at this point and so much has happened! The space is really coming together. We can’t thank our construction crew enough. They are seriously amazing and we could not do this without them!

They’ve created a custom bench in the lounge with a purrfect cat tunnel running the length of the back. We’ve got a huge wall for them to climb (don’t worry, we will be adding plenty of holes for them to climb through).

We’ve also got a huge wall between the kitchen and the lounge that the kitties will be free to climb on. It will be glass so that visitors from the cafe side can see the activity happening in the lounge. Check out those little kitty stairs!!!

We’ve got a lot left to do still. There are more catwalks to be made, drywall needs to go up, flooring needs to go down, fixtures need to …

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Kickstarter Wrap Up

May 3rd, 2016

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WOW!!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! This has been a crazy month! 925 backers helped us to raise over $36,000! We have a lot of work ahead of us and this will be a huge challenge for us. We are so excited to go through this journey with everyone!

Our floorplans are nearing finalization, and we are looking to get formal city approval soon as well! We can’t wait to get into the space!
We will have a booth at the Taste of Maplewood on the 21st! If you are around be sure to stop by and say hi!!!