VIDEO: What JP Businesses Do You Miss Most?

At least seven JP businesses closed in 2011. Many residents will miss Bon Savor and many more still miss Jamaicaway Books, which closed last year. In our unscientific sample, no one said they missed Hi-Lo Foods.

Every year brings business closings and openings in our dynamic neighborhood. Correspondent Meghan Foley asked JP residents which businesses that closed this year they'll miss the most.

In this admittedly small sample, Bon Savor kept coming up. Perhaps it was because the interviews were done shortly after the French-South American bistro shut down for good.

Interestingly, no one mentioned the closing of Hi Lo Foods, which sparked Jamaica Plain's story of the year — Hi Lo's closing and the arrival of Whole Foods.

Some of the notable businesses that closed this year include:

Later this month we'll do a post about the businesses that opened in JP in 2011.

John McLoughlin December 18, 2011 at 12:50 PM
Today's Bread and Kennedy (with Kennedy, it was more that I really enjoyed talking with the proprietor)
Dev Luthra December 18, 2011 at 01:50 PM
This is going way back but I have missed Food for Thought and Today's Bread for years. The first was a combo cafe/bookstore, the second, the best bakery/cafe JP has had.
Janell Fiarman December 18, 2011 at 09:32 PM
I miss the Chinese food at the Great Wall, the clean and pleasant Latino (maybe Ecuadorean?) place on the corner of Sheridan, and the convenience and good bargains on limes, oranges, and avocados at Hi-Lo,
Maura December 19, 2011 at 01:02 AM
Woolworths. To this day I miss that store. It had everything, including parakeets. I always figured if a bird could survive living at Woolworth's it was of hardy stock. I also miss Food for Thought. It was the kind of place you could go to every day.
Eric Portnoy December 19, 2011 at 01:27 AM
Hi-Fi Records on Centre St! I miss Deb (now in Brooklyn), the in-store concerts by emerging bands, being turned on to new (and old) music, and just hanging out there. At least I still have my Hi-Fi mug for coffee every day.


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