Caffè Nero Seeks Approval From Biz Group That Doesn’t Want it Here

Rendering of exterior for Caffè Nero's 733 Centre St. location, with and without awning.

Caffè Nero Americas

Rendering of exterior for Caffè Nero\’s 733 Centre St. location, with and without awning.

Rise and shine, neighbors. Here’s your Morning Memo for all things JP for Tuesday, Sept. 16.

JP Business & Professional Assoc. to Consider Caffè Nero: Well, this could be awkward. Caffè Nero, the family-owned coffee giant that wants to open at the old Commonwealth Bank space on Centre Street, is scheduled to appear before the JP Business and Professional Association on Thursday. That’s one of two local business groups who have already taken a formal stand against the chain coming to JP. The meeting is Thursday, Sept. 18, at 12:30 p.m. at Prudential Unlimited, 673 Centre St. We’ve written a lot about Caffè Nero’s plans. Here’s a link to all the stories.

City Hall to Go Coming to Heath Street: If you live in Hyde or Jackson squares and need to deal with bureaucracy that would normally mean a trip to City Hall, you’re in luck. The City Hall to Go mobile truck will be at 200 Heath St. on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Rally to Support Latino Businesses: You’ll be seeing some reporting from us soon on this issue, but here’s a heads-up that seven Latino-owned businesses facing stiff rent increases or eviction are holding a rally Wednesday. The businesses are in Egleston Square (they include Pin Bochinche), where City Realty recently bought their building. City Life/Vida Urbana has called for protesters to come to Wednesday’s meeting of the Zoning Committee of the JP Neighborhood Council, where a different City Realty property will be on the agenda. 7 p.m. Wednesday at Farnsworth House, 90 South St.

Have a great day!

For more of what’s going on in the neighborhood, visit the Jamaica Plain News calendar. And here’s how to add your group or business’ event to the calendar.

[Editor’s note: I’ve updated this item because the property on the agenda at Wednesday’s Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee meeting is simply owned by City Realty — it isn’t the property in question in Egleston Square.]