East Nashville is getting a pretty paw-some new business sometime later this year. The Catio is the joint product of a two Nashville locals wanting to offer something a little bit different.
Becca Lewis Skeels, who has been offering up vegan bakery treats under the name Leeuw Bake Shop, teamed up with Anna Talaga, a pet advocate, to create Nashville's first Vegan Bakery/Cat Lounge/Cat-Safe Plant Shop on Riverside Drive in East Nashville.
To say we are completely blown away by the support and love from our announcement today is the understatement of the century. Anna and I are just overwhelmed with gratitude to have found our dream space and to have the support of our customers, our retailers, and the cat rescue community at large! I couldn’t imagine a better business partner, and to think our friendship started with #Thorthelionheartedcat and now, here we are! ❤️ The Catio is really happening, and I keep pinching myself to make sure I’m not dreaming! ❤️ 📷 @sei.ji
The Catio's Vegan Bakery will serve up treats that Becca's following has come to know and love - cupcakes, homemade Pop-tarts, cinnamon rolls, and other treats that are completely vegan....
AND LOOK DELICIOUS.
I ended yesterday full of self doubt and angry at myself for having a bad day in the kitchen where it seemed like everything went wrong. I was tired and frustrated and felt like I had let myself and other people down. So this morning at 5am when I got into work and drank some coffee, I said to myself “today is today, yesterday is over, you’ve got this.” And sometimes that all you can do. Believe in your mission. 🌹
At the same time, The Catio will contain a Cat Lounge. They'll partner with local animal rescues to fill the room with adoptable cats, in hopes of finding homes for all of them. So, literally, you eat homemade pop-tarts and play with adorable kittens...WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN THAT???
So many questions about The Catio pouring in, so if you have any questions, visit my stories and ask away, and we will answer to the best of our current ability and highlight them all! Also, our hearts are still exploding! Anna and I feel so thankful for all the love already! ❤️❤️❤️ 📷 @sei.ji #thecatiocats
The Catio will open at 1603 Riverside Dr. at a TBD date.