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Café Society Out: Who’s Moving In?

The vintage clothing store was on Centre Street for nine months before it recently closed.

Café Society, a vintage clothing store at 606 Centre St., has closed its doors.

The store moved to the neighborhood last May, according to the Jamaica Plain Gazette. The store was part of the Oona chain of stores located in Cambridge.

There was some talk last week that another clothing store is moving into the space, but Jamaica Plain Patch has yet to confirm.

What sort of business would you like to see added to Centre Street? Leave your opinion in the comments.

yogasong February 26, 2013 at 11:43 AM
A Hot Tub Spa like East Heaven in Northampton and Inman Oasis
Donna Grybko February 26, 2013 at 01:22 PM
Cool idea, bring a little of Northampton to JP
MarkBoston February 26, 2013 at 01:58 PM
a gay book/card/gift/coffee shop ( for a small space ) OR as I dreamed having the old Woolworth's ( now goodwill ) turned into a live music venue like Passims in Harvard Square
Dave Elliott February 26, 2013 at 02:37 PM
A really fine Italian restaurant is needed in JP.
Guy Pondside February 26, 2013 at 02:58 PM
How about a clothing store that DOESN'T sell used clothing?
jane akiba February 26, 2013 at 03:15 PM
yeah, a clothing store that doesn't sell used clothes. something like the gap. only privately owned. just give me a place i can buy some new pants and a t-shirt.
Hillary February 26, 2013 at 04:09 PM
We don't need a fine Italian restaurant, just an outpost of Comella's would be fantastic! (Although not so great for my waistline...)
Chloe Nolan February 26, 2013 at 05:10 PM
I'd love to see a paper goods/stationary store in this little spot.
Rodney Raftery February 26, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Not to go off on a tangent, but what's the deal with the string of spaces down by 170 South Street? There's JP Convenient Store and a pizza place, but the entire middle space (4 storefronts?) is empty. Let's get something good in there. As for the Cafe Society space, I'd love small specialty meat and cheese place. That's right, I eat meat.
Derryl February 26, 2013 at 06:00 PM
Check out Minerva's Owl in Roslindale Square!
Chloe Nolan February 26, 2013 at 06:02 PM
Great idea -- or a little butcher shop like MF Dulock in Somerville.
Bret Silverberg February 26, 2013 at 07:49 PM
Rodney, I noticed that too yesterday and thought the same thing.
LO February 27, 2013 at 01:40 AM
Third vote for clothing store that doesn't sell used clothes. Or if used, a higher end consignment store like STA or Secondi in Washington DC. If all else fails. A donut shop. Buy a donut, dip it in some JP Licks ice cream. How great would that be?
LO February 27, 2013 at 01:48 AM
Also, a running store would be nice.
Karin February 28, 2013 at 09:40 PM
Bagels. A really good rotiserrie/ chicken place (like Peruvian chicken-yum!). BBQ restaurant. Maybe a locally-owned REI-type store. Yes, homemade donuts. A natural cosmetics line, like Origins. Clothes. shoes....
Heavy D Up In The Limousine March 01, 2013 at 02:49 AM
Dying for a theater of some kind, ala Somerville Theater in Davis, although this particular space is obviously too small. A Southern restaurant ala East Coast Grill would be great...JP's dark secret is that we are a bit lacking in sit-down restaurant options. A Marathon Sports would be nice. For the love of God, just don't let it be another thrift shop.
Inci Kaya March 15, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Yes, NO MORE USED clothes stores. And NO more nail/hair salons already! We already have three used clothes places in JP (Goodwill/Boomerangs/40 - used to be Gumshoe) and countless nail/hair salon places. That's quite enough. Good options include 1) A charcuterie store a la The Butcher Shop in the South End that sells meat and cheese and wines with some seating would be lovely. (Actually Street Car Wine Shop should just do that - wines alone may not be enough esp with Blanchard's 1/4 mile down the street). 2) Hot tub spa a la Inman Oasis - now there's a gap in the JP market! 3) Mediterranean / Middle Eastern food in a sit down nice setting - Brookline Fam restaurant sucks and Cafe Beirut is too casual/hole in the wall looking. Fingers crossed for something real good there.

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