Black Cat Cafe
Dear Friends & Patrons of the Black Cat Café:
The Black Cat Café, a beloved fixture in the village of Irvington for nearly 15 years, was served an eviction notice on February 2 — immediately after the New York State moratorium on commercial evictions lapsed.
I started a GoFundMe page in hopes of raising $35,000 to pay off the back rent and prepare for reopening whenever occupancy limitations are relaxed.
We have many ideas for the years ahead, if we can get through this tough time including growing many of our own herbs, fruits and vegetables at our property in Vermont; launching a line of Black Cat Café specialty products along with special dinner nights, like Spanish tapas and raclette.
But first we need to survive this crisis. The landlord, KIN Properties, a major real estate trust out of Florida is demanding all back rent, with little or no regard for the unprecedented challenges of the past year and no apparent appreciation for either the 15 years we have paid handsomely for the space or for the important role the café has played in the life of the village.
This is my last effort to save the café. It’s not easy to ask for help, and harder yet at a time when many others are suffering as well. But if you are able to help, we would be so very grateful. We have plans to upgrade and rejuvenate the café but, alas, we cannot survive a $35,000 payoff to a landowner that boasts of purchasing million dollar properties with cash. We are confident the café can survive if that debt burden is lifted. So please, if you can, help us reopen our beloved café.
With love and gratitude,
Emily & Kyle
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Irvington, NY 10533
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CURRENTLY CLOSED REOPENING SCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2021
Friday: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Kitchen Closes at 4:00 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Kitchen Closes at 2:30 pm
Please note the Cafe is Closed the week before Labor Day