The second annual gathering of arts vendors features music products for both listeners and players
Jenn Hickey was noticing all sorts of annual Jamaica Plain events going on, from the Music Festival to this weekend's Open Studios. So the JP native decided to create one of her own. That goal led to last year’s JP Rocks and Rolls Record and Art Fair, which brought together a variety of arts-related vendors in one place. A longtime music lover – who happens to work at the Midway, often running the sound – Hickey hoped to have lots of used record dealers at last year’s fair. Part of the reason was because she believed that element would attract lots of people. Part was because she’s always looking to build up her own record collection. “We had 30 vendors last year,” she said. “There were people selling stuffed animals and stationery and …
Tapas, vinyl and books all in one new spot? And just when you thought JP couldn't get any cooler.
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- Kate Mason
Monday, March 14, 2011
It was a somber day when JP's legendary Rhythm and Muse, the indie vinyl and used bookstore (and Scrabble championship arena) closed its doors for a spell last fall. But word around town was that this hip neighborhood gathering spot (since 1998) was simply getting a make-over. Owner David Doyle had a grand plan, fueled by excursions to Seville, Madrid and Barcelona, to add a Spanish tapas menu (and a kitchen) to his already successful business model. Tres Gatos opened for business just last month, and in a matter of weeks has become what all the buzz is about. The renovated spot at 470 Centre is decidedly gorgeous in its design, color and concept. The dining area is small—just about 45 seats including 10 bar-side—but includes two large …