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Miami Might Just Get a Cat Cafe, and Other Stories You Might Have Missed

Including some bad news for Mar-a-Lago’s kitchen

Could cats sipping on lattes be in our future?
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— In case you didn’t know, cat cafes are a thing that are alive and well all over the world — including major U.S. cities, and Miami just might be the next one on the list to get one. A local woman is trying to raise money to open the first cat cafe in South Florida, dubbed This & That With Cats, which would be “a space where artists, makers, and other creatives can teach classes, all while adorable adoptable cats make themselves at home.” If you want to help her fundraise, and play with some cats, of course, she’s hosting an event next week.

Donald Trump’s self-described Winter White House, the ultra luxe private country club in West Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, was just slapped with 13 health code violations. The violations included everything from fish that hadn’t undergone proper parasite destruction to rusted shelves in the walk-in coolers.

— If you’ve recently bought salad from Fresh Express, you may want to lookout for a bat in your greens. Yes, you read correctly — a bat has been found in two different bags the 5-ounce clear container of the Organic Marketside Spring Mix. Since then, the company has done a voluntary recall of the product, which was distributed throughout Florida.

— While Coconut Grove may be experiencing a renaissance of its own, certain longtime restaurants have announcing their closures. First up is Vinos in the Grove, which is closing at the end of April, citing high rent. It plans to move to Delray in the Fall. In May, long standing Cheesecake Factory will be closing up shop in the heart of the neighborhood to make way for new developments.

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