Help Craft Neighborhood Deal With Caffè Nero

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Rendering of interior for Caffè Nero's 733 Centre St. location showing window onto Blanchards.

Caffè Nero Americas

Rendering of interior for Caffè Nero's 733 Centre St. location showing window onto Blanchards.

Rendering of interior for Caffè Nero\'s 733 Centre St. location showing window onto Blanchards.

Caffè Nero Americas

Welcome to a rainy day, JP. Here's your Morning Memo for Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Help Craft Neighborhood Deal With Caffè Nero: Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Curtis Hall, 20 South St., a special meeting of the JP Neighborhood Council's Public Service Committee will meet to draft a "memorandum of understanding" with Caffè Nero, the international chain of coffee houses that aims to open one of their European-style cafes at 733 Centre St. Any vote on the deal would be held at a later meeting of that committee. In case you've been trapped under something heavy, the neighborhood has been debating whether to welcome the business because it is a multinational chain that would compete with JP mom-and-pops for your coffee dollar.

Centre/South Main Streets Fall Business Breakfast: You may have heard the new mayor has pledged to hack down the thicket of red tape that slows down or stops small businesses from opening quickly. On Thursday morning, a panel that includes City Councilor Ayanna Pressley (always a dynamic speaker) and John Lynch of the city's Office of Business Development hold a practical workshop on navigating the city bureaucracy. There's also free breakfast! 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Tres Gatos, 470 Centre St.

JP Forum Tackles Private Equity's New Role in the Economy: There's always an interesting conversation to be had when JP Forum meets. On Tuesday at 7 p.m. at First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian/Universalist, 6 Eliot St., come hear the authors of a new book about the "shadow banking system."

OK, neighbors. 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.

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