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Caffè Nero JP Slated to Open on Thursday

Caffè Nero is set to open its JP location on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Credit: Chris Helms

Jamaica Plain’s newest coffee shop, Caffè Nero, is scheduled to open at 8 a.m. Thursday. While many residents have welcomed the family-owned coffee house, others decry an international chain planting its flag in competition with mom-and-pop coffee purveyors. (more…) Continue Reading →

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City Okays Caffè Nero’s Jamaica Plain Location

Caffè Nero, 560 Washington St., on June 20, 2014.

Despite opposition from some residents who wanted to keep the international chain out of JP — but with strong support from others — the city’s Licensing Board approved Caffè Nero’s permit to serve food. This means the European-style coffee house has cleared all the red tape it needs before opening across from Blanchards. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Public Service Committee of JP Neighborhood Council

From Michael Reiskind, chairperson of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Public Service Committee:

“The Public Service Committee will hold its October 2014 monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. On the agenda will be a petition of Caffe Nero Americas, Inc., doing business as “Caffè Nero”, at 733 Centre Street for a 7-Day Common Victualler License from 7:00am to 9:00pm, with Jason Souza as manager. (Please note that the Zoning Committee will also be considering a request for take-out for this business at their October 1 meeting.)”

The Oct. 1 Zoning Committee meeting referenced above at 7:00 p.m. at Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Continue Reading →

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There Are Two Meetings Tuesday About Caffe Nero’s Plan to Come to JP

A very large coffee chain in Europe, Caffe Nero, who does not regularly pay their taxes is close to coming to 733 Centre Street, right next to Blanchards. They already have one cafe in downtown Boston and plan on opening up to 10 more in the next five years. Today there is the ZBA meeting at 10:30 on the 8th floor at City Hall AND THE JPNC PUBLIC SERVICE COMT MEETING AT 7:00 TONIGHT AT CURTIS HALL where they both will address Caffe Nero. Come to one or both of the meetings if you can! (more…) Continue Reading →

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