Own a Slice of JP History: ‘Kennedy Butter & Eggs’ Sign For Sale

Kennedy & Co. sign, 668 Centre St., Jamaica Plain.

The Kennedy Co. sign, which long was displayed above 668 Centre St., is for sale. Credit: Via Michael Reiskind

Kennedy & Co. closed back in 1999, but the store’s antique sign is back on the market. The 668 Centre St. space today is home to Hatched. But the original, porcelain-coated enamel on steel sign that graced the front of the store was bought by JP Lick’s Vince Petryk. He recently put word out that’s he’s selling the 19-foot by 3-foot sign for $999.

“I am hoping that the sign can remain in Jamaica Plain,” said neighborhood historian Michael Reiskind.

That store front has a special place in Jamaica Plain News history, as that was the venue for our April 3 launch.

Interested persons are asked to email Vince Petryk at vincent@jplicks.com.

Here’s another view of the sign. Reiskind says it is in two parts so it can be taken apart for transport (hopefully not outside of JP, though!)

Kennedy Butter & Eggs operated at 668 Centre St. for 32 years. It closed in 2000.

Donald Latham via JP Historical Society

Kennedy Butter & Eggs operated at 668 Centre St. for 32 years. It closed in 2000.

  • robin91

    Would be nice if he would donate it to the Historical Society. That will ensure it will stay in JP and would be a nice gesture (and tax writeoff).

    • Peppy

      Don’t hold your breath; I believe the only way Mr. Greedy would ever donate the sign to anyone is if there was something in it for him.

  • rb

    I agree about the historical society! Perhaps we could have a museum one day.