One of Jamaica Plain’s more prominent and popular businesses has made it clear with a sign in their window — everyone is welcome.
The sign at City Feed and Supply on Centre Street features a hijab-wearing woman and proclaims “Everyone is Welcome Here” in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. Twitter user Melissa Jean tweeted a photo of the sign on Nov. 18, adding “props to @cityfeednews for this welcoming sign.”
A City Feed and Supply employee told Jamaica Plain News that a woman came into the store on Friday and asked if she could post the sign. Management quickly and wholeheartedly agreed, and displayed the sign in the store’s front window.
Since the presidential election Nov. 8, there are many reports of immigrants, non-English speakers and non-white people in Boston and across the country being threatened and assaulted. Jamaica Plain is not immune: A swastika was scratched into a recycling bin at a Jewish family’s home on Wenham Street. The sign seems an apt reminder that the Jamaica Plain community has long welcomed individuals from diverse backgrounds.