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.