The restaurant is “done,” according to a source.
Tonic has had a brief history in Jamaica Plain. The Forest Hills restaurant launched in April 2012, closed in August amid various rumors, reopened in November, and closed again in December. Though there was a sign on the restaurant’s door in December saying the staff was taking time off over the holidays, the restaurant never re-opened. Readers have begun to ask: What happened with Tonic? A source tells Jamaica Plain Patch they are “done” but they’ve surprised the community before. Do you think Tonic will re-open?
Eric Ciampa will take over the longstanding JP restaurant after the death of his father, Fred Ciampa.
Same Old Place will be getting a change. Pending some paperwork with the city, Eric Ciampa will take over management duties at Same Old Place, a 40-year pizza-and-sub institution in Jamaica Plain. Fred Ciampa, the restaurant’s founding owner, died last July at age 69. Eric Ciampa opened Hyde Square’s Slice O’ Pie restaurant in February 2011, but the shop closed abruptly in June 2012. Ciampa had trouble with the city over its licenses early in the year, but the JPNC affirmed Ciampa’s licenses in May 2012. The shop closed one week later, due ultimately to a “spat with the landlord,” a source says. Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council member Michael Reiskind said at a Jan. 29 meeting that a city board has to be notified of any management change…