Java Cats Cafe has permanently shuttered its Grant Park coffee house and cat adoption storefront, Owner Haydn Hilton over the weekend announced on the company’s Instagram.
“I had the final walkthrough with the landlord this morning,” Hilton wrote in the social media announcement. “Thank you to everyone who has helped in the last few weeks.”
Hilton and the team spent 11 days “clearing the space out and breaking down” the cat lounge, the business operator wrote. “What was once full of warmth, love, and goodness is now back to being an empty and lifeless shell.”
Hilton operated Java Cats Cafe for five years, at 415 Memorial Drive SE C, and will continue working in animal advocacy. “I have the opportunity to continue in animal advocacy work and couldn’t be more excited about transitioning into a new role. (I’ll share more details soon).”
Java Cat Cafe’s location in Marietta will also close, according to further reporting by Eater Atlanta. Its last day in Marietta is on the books for June 1, 2022. The building that houses Java Cats Cafe was recently acquired, and with plans to renovate, the new landlords are not renewing the company’s lease.