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HornBlasters Inc. Announces New Location in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. -- HornBlasters Inc., the maker of train horns for trucks and cars, is expanding its operations and has opened a new location in Tampa, Florida. The new warehouse facility officially opened for business on June 1 and offers customers the convenience of contactless pickup for their orders and room for continued growth as the company continues to expand its offerings.

HornBlasters continues to innovate and lead the way in the consumer air horn and safety device market with a mission to make the roads safer while having a little fun. It delivers the real sound of a locomotive right to vehicles and services all pneumatic needs.

Owner and CEO, Matthew Heller, expressed enthusiasm about the new location's launch and said, "We're so thrilled to be moving into a bigger warehouse and increasing our presence to better serve our customers, nationwide and locally. Moving our base of operations into metro Tampa just made sense."

The new location will also provide jobs to Tampa residents and offer convenience for local customers who can now pick up their orders and get local part support for train horn kits and products.

"We're also very excited about the ability this move gives us to keep growing and offering more products and services to our customers," Heller says.

And, as its website advises, "Don't blow your temper, blow your horns."

For more information: https://hornblasters.com/

About HornBlasters Inc.

HornBlasters is a market leader for automotive train horn applications.

Founded in 2002, it has created a niche automotive product segment of train horns for trucks and cars. Since then, the business has exponentially grown its market and company and has expanded into air suspension, load support and electric air horns too.

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Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute at Space Park granted Specific Use Permit

NASSAU BAY, Texas -- The City Council of Nassau Bay has granted the request for a Specific Use Permit to Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute at Space Park by unanimous vote on Monday evening.

Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute (formerly known as Transitional Learning Center) is a respected leader in brain injury rehabilitation. Since opening the Galveston location in 1982, treating acquired traumatic brain injury has been the sole focus. Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute emphasizes personalized care aimed at community re-entry and maximized quality of life. It currently operates two inpatient post-acute brain injury rehabilitation facilities in Galveston and Lubbock and also operates two long term care facilities for residents with brain injury: Tideway in Galveston and Westway in Lubbock.

The facility in Nassau Bay will be known as Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute at Space Park and will be approximately 60,000 square feet featuring state-of-the-art equipment, a large therapy gym, and outdoor therapy courtyard. Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute at Space Park facility will provide post-acute brain injury rehabilitation for up to 40 inpatients and will also offer outpatient rehabilitation. The facility will employ approximately 150 clinical, medical, residential and support staff. Services offered will include Assistive Technology & Robotics, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Community Integration, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech/Language Pathology, Therapeutic Recreation, and Neuropsychological Services/Counseling.

Site preparation is underway with groundbreaking in the near future and an anticipated grand opening in early 2022. Kirksey Architecture designed the new facility and the selection of a General Contractor is in process.

Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute provides personalized care to treat the unique challenges of brain injury with the singular purpose of achieving the best possible outcome for patients and their families.

For more information, please contact Jim Prichard at jim@prichardassociates.com or visit https://moodyneuro.org/ or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoodyNeuro/

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Fractured Prune Donuts of New Jersey Expands to Sea Isle – Grand Opening May 22

SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. -- Fractured Prune Donuts of New Jersey announced today the grand opening of its 4th location at 5004 Landis Ave in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, for May 22, 2020 at 7 a.m. The Jenkins family who currently have three other Fractured Prune Donut locations, two in Ocean City and one in North Wildwood are excited to bring their Hot, Hand Dipped Donuts to Sea Isle!

The Fractured Prune serves Hot Hand Dipped donuts, made to order. The fresh donuts are dipped in a variety of over 17 glazes and toppings. Customers can create their own or choose from a selection of our specialty donuts. Daily and weekly specials are available throughout the summer with donut varieties you can't get anywhere else!

This isn't just a donut shop though; the Fractured Prune also has a variety of breakfast sandwiches made with bagels baked fresh daily. The signature breakfast sandwich is the famous Prunewich, which is egg, cheese and your choice of meat on any of our delicious donuts, glazed or plain.

The Fractured Prune also has premium coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, with almost as many flavors as they have glazes!

To top it off we also have some desserts including the Hole-In-One, which features your choice of ice Cream on top of any donut, topped off with glaze and whip cream. This is also the home of the "Glazer," which is a one of a kind treat that has your choice of ice cream heat sealed in between two Fractured Prune donuts and drizzled with glaze and powdered sugar.

We are family run business with all our children being part of running the day to day operations. We are grateful that our fans allow us to be part of their vacation experience at the Jersey shore year after year and cannot wait to meet more of our fans in Sea Isle this summer.

For more information visit us online at http://fracturedprunenj.com/ and checkout our Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/fpseaisle/ ) for giveaways and announcements leading up to our grand opening.

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Vandalia Rental To Open Location In Lima, Ohio

LIMA, Ohio -- Vandalia Rental proudly announces the grand opening of the Lima, Ohio branch with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 1 at 4:30 p.m. Vandalia Rental is the premier equipment rental solutions provider offering construction equipment and services to contractors and industrial clients. Renting equipment reduces cost and eliminates the need for storage and maintenance.

Along with residential and commercial construction equipment, the new location specializes in equipment rental for the area's vast industrial manufacturing needs.

"We are excited to partner with local contractors and be a key partner with Lima's Real American Strength of Industrial Manufacturing," said Stephen Barga, Lima Branch Manager. "This is a great opportunity for Vandalia Rental to expand our service offering to the Lima area."

Additionally, the location services a 60-mile radius of Lima, Ohio, and brings rental equipment closer to the needs of many local contractors, builders, and facility maintenance teams.

"Over the past few years, we have increased our partnership with Lima area customers," said Jimmy Hassan, Director of Sales. "By expanding our geographic footprint, we can eliminate the need for our northwest Ohio customers to travel to secure equipment for their projects. This way, they can complete their equipment solution needs right here in their own backyard. We are excited and honored to be a part of the Lima community."

The new location will be located off I-75 and will serve several of the surrounding areas.

"It's the ideal location to conveniently serve the equipment rental needs of contractors and industrial clients in the Lima, Findlay, Fort Laramie, Bowling Green, Wapakoneta, and Fort Wayne areas," said Kurt Barney, President of Vandalia Rental. "Vandalia Rental prides itself on personalized service. We are anxious to provide exceptional service to this community and allow customers to experience rental 'The Way It Should Be.'"

About Vandalia Rental

Vandalia Rental has served the Greater Dayton and Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky markets since 1961. Vandalia Rental proudly services construction rental accounts ranging from small businesses to large publicly traded corporations, government agencies, and municipalities throughout the Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky regions, and sales accounts throughout the country.

Learn more at: https://vandaliarental.com/

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Autocraft Bodywerks Expands Service with New North Austin Location Dedicated 100% to Tesla!

AUSTIN, Texas -- Autocraft Bodywerks, Austin's premier automotive collision repair center located at 5411 Wasson Rd, Austin, Texas, has opened a second location at 12131 Roxie Drive in North Austin, Autocraft Principal Chris Raeder announced today.

The new location will be dedicated exclusively to the repair and restoration of all Tesla models and is now open for estimates, bodywork and painting.

According to Principal Chris Raeder, "Our General Manager, Tammie Harper, will manage the new location, possibly making her the first female GM of a body shop dedicated exclusively to Tesla, in the entire country."

He adds, "Of course we want the community to know about our new location, but we also want them to know that during this Covid-19 crisis, we have taken exceptional measures at both locations to prevent the spread of the virus and to protect the health and safety of our customers and our employees. In addition to sanitizing our lobbies and bathroom facilities daily, our detail department is completely sanitizing each vehicle inside and out prior to delivery back to the guest.

"We've been serving the Austin community since 1984 and the time had come for us to expand our operations by adding a location in North Austin. What makes our new location unique is that it is dedicated 100% to repairing Tesla vehicles. This expansion will increase our capacity and allow us to shorten our delivery time while continuing to provide our customers with the very best collision repair available. Our Wasson Road location will continue the repair and restoration of Tesla, Lexus, Acura, Honda and all vehicle brands in Austin and surrounding communities, just as we have for 35 years."

"We're truly excited," explains Autocraft Bodywerks General Manager Tammie Harper, "to be able to provide Tesla owners throughout Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Pflugerville and Georgetown with a Tesla Approved Body Shop that is dedicated exclusively to the repair of their Tesla. Our new, state-of-the-art facility has been designed and equipped specifically for Tesla using our special brand of quality collision repair, using only Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts. This will be exciting news for Tesla owners throughout our region."

Autocraft Bodywerks, now with locations in South Austin and North Austin, is a locally owned and operated Austin, Texas collision repair business that has been restoring Automotive Dreams Since 1984. Autocraft is a Tesla Approved Body Shop, with the training and equipment, including 14,000 square feet of dedicated aluminum repair facilities (South and North locations combined), to handle all aspects of Tesla collision repairs.

In addition, the shop is a Lexus Authorized Collision Center. As a ProFirst Certified shop, certified by American Honda, Autocraft Bodywerks is qualified to repair all Acura and Honda vehicles to the highest standards. Autocraft is the premiere I-CAR Gold Class Austin based body shop specializing in the repair and restoration of luxury vehicles. Autocraft Bodywerks combines the latest technology and the most comprehensive training available to repair damaged vehicles and restore them to the original manufacturer specifications for performance and structural integrity.

Autocraft is also Certified by Assured Performance to repair Infiniti vehicles. The team of collision repair specialists at Autocraft Bodywerks has years, and in many cases, decades of experience in automotive collision repair.

Autocraft Bodywerks is Aluminum Certified and is approved in the repair of both Lexus, Tesla, Acura, Infiniti, Fiat, and Alpha Romeo luxury vehicles. Autocraft Bodywerks uses only OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) replacement parts and our South Austin location services all makes and models specializing in luxury vehicles including Tesla, Lexus, Acura, Honda, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Land Rover, Jaguar and more. Autocraft Bodywerks proudly supports the Center for Child Protection, the South Austin Pregnancy Resource Center, St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Relevant Radio and the Regents School of Austin.

For more information about Autocraft Bodywerks services please call Autocraft Bodywerks South at 512-441-7444, Autocraft Bodywerks North (Tesla Only) at 737-238-3752, or visit http://www.autocraftbodywerks.com/.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Tammie Harper
737-238-3752
Email: Tammie@AutocraftBodywerks.com

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Amped Kitchens Announces Accelerated Timeline for New Chicago Location

CHICAGO, Ill. -- In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, many food producers are scrambling to find food production spaces that meet unprecedented, rapidly evolving needs. To fulfill those needs, Amped Kitchens announced it will move ahead with plans to open its new Chicago location - providing best-in-class food-safe, sanitized and fully-permitted production spaces for up to 64 food producers.

The new facility is in Northwest Chicago, just minutes from major centers, including Logan Square and Albany Park. "Think of it as an apartment building for commercial food producers," says Brian Albert, Chief Managing Officer and co-founder of Amped Kitchens. "We provide the infrastructure, facilities and expertise needed by producers so they can focus on the business of producing, marketing and delivering their product safely and efficiently. They will be surrounded by some of the best food producers in the country and our team of professionals will be on the ground day one to help support their needs."

The new Chicago location represents an almost-$30 million investment to convert a former Zenith factory into a bustling food production complex. The building will house 64 independent, exclusive production spaces and support an estimated 250 jobs in the community. Company leaders say building community and providing jobs during this time is core to our business model. "We're proud to breathe new life into buildings that had sat vacant," says Mott Smith, CEO and co-founder of Amped Kitchens. "We're ready to see this new facility become a vibrant hub of food production, jobs, innovation, and quality."

According to Smith, each location is built on solid financial and business foundations, with an eye to the future: "As with all our locations, we own this property, so we're in this for the long haul. We've invested in major power, HVAC and plumbing systems to support our tenants. Especially now, food producers need the room to grow and thrive in unexpected ways."

Features of the Chicago area facility include:
* 64 pre-approved state-of-the-art food production spaces
* Health & Safety Support
* Expedited permit processing with the Cook County Department of Health
* Multiple loading docks
* Logistics assistance, attended docks and staffed warehouse
* USDA office onsite
* Accommodations for gluten-free, kosher, organic and third-party certifications
* Good access to expressways and trucking lines
* On-site parking
* Office space & conference rooms

Leadership at Amped expected demand in Chicago to be strong, but the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for our production spaces.

"Chicago is a world-class culinary city and the nation's Number One food production center," says Albert. "We're proud we can provide solutions for these producers to deliver what the public needs safely and efficiently while we pull together as a nation."

About Amped Kitchens

Amped Kitchens develops and operates facilities that lease premium production spaces to a broad range of food companies. The company's mission is to empower food businesses to grow, enter new markets and develop products faster and with less capital. Notable current and recent tenants have included Beyond Meat, Soylent, Blue Bottle Coffee, Applebee's, Power Brands, Hakuna Banana, Backyard Bowls, Good Bites, and more. Amped Kitchens has locations in Los Angeles and Chicago.

Learn more at: https://www.ampedkitchens.com/

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Marcy Massura
marcy@ampedkitchens.com

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Lyme Disease Biobank Expands Into San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading sponsor of Lyme disease research in the U.S., announces the opening of the San Diego collection site of the Bay Area Lyme Foundation's Lyme Disease Biobank, which is the first program to provide researchers with blood and urine samples from people with early Lyme disease from multiple endemic regions across the country.

Congressman Scott Peters and Councilmember Chris Cate are scheduled to speak at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new collection site, and Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry, Senator Toni Atkins, and Assemblymember Todd Gloria will send representatives to issue commendations to support this event.

"Lyme disease is a growing problem in the County of San Diego, because many of our residents travel to or relocate from other more highly endemic areas and it is also possible to be infected locally," said Sharon Wampler, PhD, who was instrumental in bringing Bay Area Lyme Foundation's Lyme Disease Biobank to San Diego. "As a world-class hubfor research and innovation, we can be part of the solution. This biobank is an important resource which will help researchers answer many current scientific questions about tick-borne diseases."

Much research into tick-borne infections is needed, as current diagnostics are inaccurate for more than half of early stage Lyme disease cases, treatments do not work for everyone and late stage Lyme disease can become nearly impossible to cure. In fact, a recent study based on the samples collected by the Lyme Disease Biobank and published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology, found that the Centers for Disease Control's standard two-tier testing algorithm for Lyme disease failed to accurately diagnose 71% of blood samples from individuals in endemic areas presenting with a Lyme rash, also known as an erythema migrans, greater than 5 cm. In striving to investigate better diagnostics and treatments for tick-borne diseases, researchers require verified blood, urine and tissue samples to use in their studies.

Currently, there are 50 research projects that rely on Lyme Disease Biobank samples. The San Diego collection center will be in partnership with Osteopathic Medical Associates of San Diego (OMASD).

"As Lyme disease grows in prevalance, we are seeing more people looking to make a difference for current and future patients, and our biobank offers a valuable way for the public to support researchers who are working to find solutions," said Liz Horn, PhD, principal investigator, Lyme Disease Biobank. "We are honored to be able to give people from San Diego the opportunity to contribute to this important initiative."

The Lyme Disease Biobank in San Diego will collect from people who have ongoing symptoms of Lyme disease. Importantly, because bacterial strains of tick-borne diseases have been shown to vary from region to region, a biobank in San Diego will allow researchers to explore potential new diagnostics against the range of bacterial strains prevalent in people with Lyme disease in San Diego, along with those from other parts of the country.

San Diego residents are also invited to register for the Biobank's tissue collection program. This program allows for a greater understanding of the ability of Lyme bacteria to invade tissues and organs. The Lyme Disease Biobank is the only national entity working to accelerate research by collecting surgical and post-mortem tissue samples from individuals with persistent Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.

Also in support of Lyme disease research such as this, community members will come together tonight, Friday, March 6 for Ride Out Lyme California at SoulCycle in La Jolla.

About Lyme Disease Biobank

The Lyme Disease Biobank (LDB), a program of the Bay Area Lyme Foundation, is a non-profit organization working to accelerate research of Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. With a collection of biological samples from more than 900 participants, including serum, blood, urine and tissue, LDB provides much-needed samples to researchers working to better understand tick-borne diseases and develop improved tests and therapeutics. Blood and urine samples are collected from the Northeast, Upper Midwest and West Coast areas of the U.S., and tissue samples are collected throughout the country.

Healthcare providers looking to get involved, and patients interested in donating blood, urine or tissue samples can learn more here - https://www.bayarealyme.org/our-research/biobank/patient-information/

Researchers interested in obtaining samples should visit https://www.bayarealyme.org/ or contact info@lymebiobank.org.

About Lyme Disease

The most common vector-borne infectious disease in the country, Lyme disease is a potentially disabling infection caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected tick to people and pets. If caught early, most cases of Lyme disease can be effectively treated, but it is commonly misdiagnosed due to lack of awareness and unreliable diagnostic tests. There are more than 400,000 new cases of Lyme disease each year, according to statistics released in 2018 by the CDC. As a result of the difficulty in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease, more than one million Americans may be suffering from the impact of its debilitating long-term symptoms and complications, according to Bay Area Lyme Foundation estimates.

About Bay Area Lyme Foundation

Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a national organization committed to making Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure, is a leading public not-for-profit sponsor of innovative Lyme disease research in the U.S. A 501c3 non-profit organization based in Silicon Valley, Bay Area Lyme Foundation collaborates with world-class scientists and institutions to accelerate medical breakthroughs for Lyme disease. It is also dedicated to providing reliable, fact-based information so that prevention and the importance of early treatment are common knowledge. A pivotal donation from The LaureL STEM Fund covers overhead costs and allows for 100% of all donor contributions to Bay Area Lyme Foundation to go directly to research and prevention programs. For more information about Lyme disease or to get involved, visit https://www.bayarealyme.org/ or call us at 650-530-2439.

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Luxurious Hair Replacement Solutions with HCI Hair Solutions’ New Central Florida Location

LONGWOOD, Fla. -- HCI Hair Solutions announces their new location. For the past 28 years, HCI Hair Solutions has been providing luxurious hair replacement solutions for Central Florida. Some of their clients travel from all parts of Florida and the country just to place their hair confidence with HCI Hair Solutions.

Now clients and new clientele will be able to enjoy their new location: 195 Briar Cliff Drive, Suite 102, Longwood, FL 32779.

"We want you to not only look great but feel great; we restore me than just your hair," says Jackie Barboza, owner of HCI Hair Solutions.

Whether you want stunning hair for a special occasion or everyday hair that makes you look and feel fabulous, HCI Hair solutions can create luxurious and manageable hair. Their caring stylists can create a look that can help restore your confidence.

HCI Hair Solutions realizes that hair loss is a sensitive issue facing both men and women of all ages and cultures. They specialize in providing clients with the latest technologies in the areas of hair replacement, including transplant, low level laser therapy, micropigmation, non-surgical hair transplants, hair extensions, beauty services, as well as low level laser light therapy.

If you are going through chemotherapy and are losing your hair, HCI can also temporarily replace the hair that you've lost. You can have beautiful hair while your own hair is growing back.

Miss. Multinational USA, Daniela Nieto, from the Miss Mudo Latino USA pageant, is also a client with HCI Hair Solutions. They created Miss Multinational USA's hair style for her winning competition.

Their client base is diverse and multi-cultural. No matter what type of hair you have, HCI Hair Solutions can help you achieve the look, thickness, fullness and style that you've always wanted. The HCI Hair Solutions is a member of the American Hair Loss Council, the Better Business Bureau as well as the staff participates in ongoing education and training, staying up to date on the newest trends in the hair loss and beauty industry.

For more information about HCI Hair Solutions and their services, call (407) 830-0554 or visit their stunning new location at 195 Briar Cliff Drive, Suite 102, Longwood, FL 32779.

Additional information: https://www.hciorlando.com

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Velocity Credit Union commits to downtown Austin with construction of its new branch

AUSTIN, Texas -- Velocity Credit Union, a fixture of the Austin financial scene since 1947, has begun site preparation for its new branch office in downtown Austin. To be located on the southeast corner of 12th and Sabine Streets, the new facility is being built immediately across Sabine Street and just to the east of Velocity's current downtown location (610 E. 11th Street). The credit union's headquarters have been at this location for many years. Construction for the new branch is imminent and it is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2020. Once the facility is completed, the old headquarters site will be used for new development.

"We want to assure our members that, in spite of the hardhats, demolition and construction crews they might see, our current downtown office, ATMs and drive-through teller lanes remain fully operational," said Debbie Mitchell, Velocity's president and CEO. "Velocity has operated from our east 12th Street location since 1961 and we remain committed to our downtown members and business relationships. The credit union looks forward to being a vital part of, and partner to those leading, the re-development of the Waller Creek area, the medical center and the evolving residential and entertainment community. This area has been our home for almost 60 years and Velocity Credit Union will continue to serve downtown Austin for many more years to come."

The new branch was designed by Mente Sowell Architects of Austin and will be constructed by Austin Canyon Corporation. At just over 5,000 square feet, the branch will feature a full service lobby, safe deposit box services, and four drive-thru lanes equipped with state-of-the-art Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs). The branch will employ a staff of 8-10, who can handle all member service needs including teller transactions, opening new accounts, wealth management services and loan services.

More information: https://www.velocitycu.com/

About Velocity:

Velocity Credit Union is one of the largest Austin-area credit unions with branches located in Austin, Round Rock and Cedar Park. Chartered in 1947, the institution serves a five-county area, and enjoys a broad and diverse community membership. The credit union employs more than 200 people in the area, has assets of approximately $856 million and serves more than 84,000 members. To learn more about Velocity Credit Union's products and services, visit https://www.velocitycu.com/.

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New Cat Cafe Combines Cats and Coffee – What’s Not to Like?

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Small Lives Matter Kitten Rescue Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization specializing in saving sick and orphaned kittens, announces that they are partnering with Whiskers Cafe, LLC and Bold Bean Coffee Roasters to open Frisky Cat Cafe at 1092 S. Ponce De Leon Blvd. in St. Augustine, Florida. It's a first-of-its-kind cat cafe, combining a coffee beverage cafe with a cat lounge.

After forming the nonprofit kitten rescue in lighting speed from May to August 2019, this small, foster-based rescue surpassed all its goals, nearing 2,500 Facebook followers and saving 103 cats and kittens, in just four short months of operation.

"We're so excited to have this cool new venue," Carla Forrest, founder Small Lives Matter, says. "We hope the community embraces it as much as we think they will."

Frisky Cat Cafe is a unique service business that combines a coffee beverage cafe with a cat lounge where patrons can visit with cats whiling drinking their favorite beverage. People are encouraged to pick a day and time to visit with and play with the adoptable kitties in Frisky's Cat Lounge. People can visit for an hour or attend one of the specialty classes - Cats and Yoga or Kitten Palooza. There are a variety of different experiences from which to choose.

This new local, St. Augustine cafe will offer a variety of coffee beverages and bakery items. The coffee beverage cafe is a completely separate space from the cat lounge and all food is prepared off-site and packaged by The Knead Bakery.

The newly remodeled space is clean and chic. Furry friends, Nordic styles, comfy velvet furniture, luxe pillows, floor futons and coffee tables all add to the relaxing and inviting vibe.

"Our cafe cats are skilled furry therapists. Our customers meet, play, relax and cuddle with highly social, 'pawsome' cat residents and adoptable rescue cats by purchasing a cat experience," Forrest says.

The cat experiences fund the cafe's cozy environment and offer a unique therapeutic experience for cat lovers while sustaining a stimulating and comfortable home for lovable homeless cats until they are adopted. Proceeds from adoptions goes to Small Lives Matter Rescue to help fund their mission to save underage kittens and unwanted adult cats whose lives are ending at local shelters.

About Frisky Cat Cafe

Scheduled to open in February 2020, the Frisky Cat cafe is a cat lounge plus a cafe where great coffee and a fun and entertaining environment is created for its customers and cat residents.

Visit: https://www.friskycatcafe.com/

About Small Lives Matter Kitten Rescue Inc.

Small Lives Matter Kitten Rescue is committed to saving and finding homes for thousands of vulnerable kitten orphans that will die without their life-saving intervention. The nonprofit advocates education for sterilization and surrender prevention to end the kitten cycle. Their rescue is devoted to homeless kittens and providing the love and care they deserve.

Visit: https://www.thekittenrescue.org/

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Carla Forrest
of Frisky Cat Cafe
+1-904-923-7796
carlaforrest@thekittenrescue.org

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