Today, the Business of Art Center announced that Black Cat Books, the Manitou Springs book store and wine bar owned by new BAC executive director Natalie Johnson, has moved out of its space in downtown Manitou and into the BAC.
Johnson opened Black Cat seven years ago, and in the past year or so merged it with the boutique clothing and accessories store safron of Manitou, which remains in the old location. Black Cat now takes the place of the BAC's gift shop, located in the 513 building, near the entrance. It will keep regular store hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
In addition to selling wares, Black Cat will serve as a space to host events, one of the first of which will take place Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the form of a "banned book reading," which honors Banned Book Week.