Getting an Americano and an American shorthair could soon be a one-stop proposition with the opening of Chicago's first cat cafe.
The City Council approved an ordinance Wednesday enabling Tree House Humane Society to launch a combined coffee shop and cat adoption center in a $6 million facility set to open in the West Rogers Park neighborhood by early fall.
It will feature a full coffee bar and an adjacent cat lounge where a dozen or more felines will roam, sleep, play and ignore people sipping their lattes and caramel macchiatos. There will even be free coffeehouse Wi-Fi.
Popular overseas, the cat cafe concept has gained steam since migrating to the U.S. two years...