Bubble Tea Biz, Happy Lemon, Looking to Open on Washington Street

International bubble tea business Happy Lemon is looking to bring its flavor to Jamaica Plain. Happy Lemon representatives will speak in a virtual meeting on Wednesday to give details of their plan, and to gain support from the neighborhood.  

Happy Lemon was founded in 2006, and created a rock salt cheese tea, and first opened in the U.S. in 2014. There are more than 1,000 Happy Lemon stores in the world. This would be Happy Lemon's second store in Boston, with its first opening in The Corner Mall in Downtown Crossing several years ago.

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Update Meeting: Doyle’s Cafe Project on Sept. 23

There will be a virtual public meeting about the proposed project on the site of the shuttered Doyle's Cafe on Sept. 23. The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) is hosting the meeting about the project located at 3478-3484 Washington St. The purpose of this meeting is to continue discussing the project. There will be a presentation followed by a Q&A and comments from the public.

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Bella Luna is Coming Back and Teaming Up with The Haven

The owners of Bella Luna and The Haven recently announced a new collaboration to reopen Bella Luna's space at the Brewery Complex and call it The Haven at the Brewery. "Together we will be re-opening a restaurant, events and music space at the Brewery after the pandemic forced Bella Luna and the Milky Way to close in March of 2020," said Kathie Mainzer. The Haven's owner, Jason Waddleton will be the general manager and operating partner. The Bella Luna Restaurant and the Milky Way Lounge closed in June 2020 due to the pandemic. Later than month the owners created a GoFundMe to pay off debts and assist former employees.

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A New Breakfast Restaurant Is Coming, Another Is Going

We've got two updates on restaurants in Jamaica Plain. We're going to have a new one in a beloved spot in Hyde Square, and another restaurant that shutdown due to COVID, announced it's not going reopen. The well-liked Mike & Patty's breakfast spot and sandwich shop has applied for a license to open at 388 Centre St., which was once home to the beloved Sorella's restaurant until it closed in 2019. The news was first report by Boston Restaurant Talk. This will be Mike & Patty's first dine-in restaurant, according to Eater Boston, as its locations in Bay Village and Somerville are just takeout.

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ICYMI: Teriyaki & Sushi Express Restaurant Open in Jackson Square

If you're in the mood for sushi, a bento box, or teriyaki meal, you've got a new place in Jamaica Plain. Tori Japan opened at 315 Centre St. in recent weeks and it's a spot for you to pickup (on their website they are only offering pickup). It's a fast food spot, but they are not open yet for dine-in. They offer chicken, beef, salmon and shrimp bento boxes that come with four pieces of California rolls and there Gyoza dumplings.

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