Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Rumors have swirled that the 600 block of Centre Street could get a Walgreens, despite evidence to the contrary.
A reader on Facebook and a JP Neighborhood Council member have suggested a Walgreens may be on its way to the even side of Centre Street somewhere across from J.P. Licks. However, a Walgreens spokesman said there are no stores planned for that area, and one business in question – Stamatos Property Management - said they are renovating their location at 660 Centre St. They moved to 617 Centre St. about two years ago. If the rumors are true, does Centre Street need a Walgreens? If not, what sort of business do you want to see move in to the limited space at this section of Centre Street? Leave your opinion in the comments.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
For the first time since the April 15 bombings, city officials and inspectors are taking businesses owners through the Boylston Street blast zone.
The area surrounding the site of the Boston Marathon bombings is not quite back to normal, but it’s starting to get close. City officials and inspectors have been leading business owners through their businesses within the still-closed-off section of Boylston Street Tuesday. The FBI handed the crime scene off to the city of Boston Monday, but Boylston Street between Hereford and Berekley streets is still closed to the public. Keith Shirley, owner of Meridian Realty Group at 46 Gloucester St. between Newbury and Boylston streets, said the lack of access to his business for the past eight days has made things difficult. “We’ve had logistical issues,” he said from behind the blocked off gate on Gloucester Street. “We haven’t been able to …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Find out when Jamaica Plain's newest ice cream shop opens on Centre Street.
A popular "alternative" ice cream shop is opening in Jamaica Plain. Allston's FoMu Alternative Ice Cream & Café will open a second location at 617 Centre St. Tuesday, April 16, according to the café’s Facebook page. FoMu’s original location is Cambridge Street in Allston. The shop will offer free samples beginning at noon Tuesday, according to Facebook. FoMu specializes in a coconut-based, non-dairy ice cream and other products.
Monday, March 25, 2013
'Million Dollar Startup' will pick one winner from small companies across Massachusetts to feature on a new show, airing in May on NECN.
A new Boston-based reality show seeks to help a local start-up company overcome the challenges of business and succeed. REEL Entrepreneurs accepted applications from March 16 through noon on Thursday, March 21 from Massachusetts start-up companies that wanted to compete for a spot on the pilot season of their new reality show “Million Dollar Startup.” The first season will consist of eight half-hour shows that will air on Sunday nights at 7 p.m. on NECN, according to the REEL Entrepreneurs website. The show promises to combine “BIG idea entrepreneurial startups, BIG name judges, viewer interaction and the chance to win a BIG prize package,” according to the REEL Entrepreneurs website. To qualify for the show, an applicant must be the …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Rumor has it that, with the building lease up, the restaurant, located between Downtown Crossing and the Theater District, will shutter and the comedy club downstairs will relocate.
Downtown restaurant Remington’s of Boston will be closing its doors, along with the Beantown Comedy Club downstairs, according to a Boston restaurant blog. Boston Restaurant Talk reports that, according to a member of the Downtown Crossing Vending Association, the restaurant and comedy club leases will not be renewed, forcing Remington's to close and the Beantown Comedy Vault to search for a new location. The building is located at 124 Boylston St. between the Downtown Crossing and Theater District neighborhoods.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Boston’s Department of Public Works may provide additional cleanup in Boston’s neighborhoods this summer.
Jamaica Plain could see the return of “hokeys” this summer. Jullieanne Doherty, mayor’s office liaison for Jamaica Plain, said at a Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association meeting Wednesday that street sweepers – humans, (not machines), known colloquially as “hokeys” – will be deployed by the city’s department of public works throughout Boston’s neighborhoods this summer. The hokeys will not be assigned to specific neighborhoods, but instead will operate on a schedule which will rotate them from neighborhood to neighborhood including West Roxbury, Roslindale, Dorchester and others, Doherty said. The number of street sweepers, along with the possible addition of BigBelly solar trash containers along Centre Street, is dependent …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Three addresses are vacant at this section of South Street.
The citizens of Jamaica Plain have spoken: they want a variety of businesses to line the main commercial sectors of the neighborhood. When Jamaica Plain Patch published a photo of a section of South Street with three vacant storefronts, the public responded with ideas on what should move into the space: Nicole Pittman said: "Peace o' Pie!! (Vegan pizza place!)" Eddie G. said: "I would love to see a taco place (we need one of those), coffee shop or a even a wine and cheese shop. But please just like the above JP residents and posters stated, NO MORE SALONS!" Lindsay LeClair said: "It would be nice to have a gluten free bakery or a non-vintage consignment store." If it were up to you, what would you place at the spaces between 166 and 170 …
The Boston Business Journal will recognize these '2013 Pacesetters'—and announce the No. 1 business in Massachusetts—at an event in April in downtown Boston.
More than 20 Boston businesses are being recognized this spring by the Boston Business Journal for being among the fastest growing private companies in Massachusetts, with one close to Jamaica Plain. The 2013 Pacesetters includes 70 companies from across the commonwealth—businesses that saw the most revenue growth over the past three years, with a revenue baseline of $1 million, according to the BBJ website. Pinck & Co. in Roxbury made the list. Chris McIntosh, publisher of the Boston Business Journal, called the list an “excellent snapshot of the businesses and entrepreneurs who drive the Massachusetts economy.” The 2013 Pacesetters will be recognized at an April 25 event in downtown Boston. Also at the event, the BBJ will announce the …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Midway Café appeared at a violations hearing today.
The Midway Cafe was in front of a city violations board this morning due to a New Year's Eve incident which involved fireworks inside and outside of the club, according to a city document. The hearing, labeled “Hazardous condition inside/outside premise; fireworks ignited in and in front of premises,” took place Tuesday at 10 a.m. before the City Licensing Board. Midway Cafe appeared before the same board in February.
Three addresses are vacant at this section of South Street.
Next to J.P. Variety Store there are three vacant spaces which used to be local businesses. The vacancies are at 166, 168 and 170 South St. At least one of the businesses used to be a hair salon – with a sign depicting the face of Scarlett Johansson – another was once a cleaners. Based on previous articles which posed the same question, many wanted a new Italian restaurant, a butchery or a new clothing store But what businesses would be perfect to round out this particular commercial block on South Street near Forest Hills? Leave your opinion in the comments.