Caffè Nero, a chain of European coffee houses aiming to open on Centre Street beside Blanchards, showed the Jamaica Pond Association renderings Monday night. Take a look.
Two local business organizations — JP Local First and the JP Business & Professional Association — have come out against the family-owned coffee house opening in JP. On Monday night the Pond Association voted strongly not to oppose Caffè Nero.
Here are the rest of the renderings. Check back a little later on Jamaica Plain News for a full report on Monday night's meeting, including what the head of Caffè Nero's U.S. operations had to say to the local business groups who have raised their opposition.
In case you haven't visited the chain's first U.S. location, in Downtown Crossing, Jamaica Plain News took a field trip for you. Here's our report.