Black Cat Market

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The Black Cat Market in Lawrenceville opened at the end of August, the passion project of owners Olivia Ciotoli and Indigo Baloch. 

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Pittsburgh is one paw closer to welcoming its first cat café. 

Black Cat Market co-founders Olivia Ciotoli and Indigo Baloch passed their Kickstarter fundraising goal of $20,000 with help from more than 686 backers by early Thursday. Donations earned rewards like logo stickers, free drinks and travel mugs. 

Ciotoli said she can’t believe how much interest it’s gotten.