An independent company will be opening a coworking space on Centre Street this fall. "We offer flexible coworking memberships, offices, and high-performance meeting and event spaces geared toward the neighborhood. Before COVID, we also hosted community events and partnered closely with our local business neighbors," said Melissa Tapper Goldman, co-founder of The Village Works. The business operates one other coworking space, which has been open in Brookline Village for four years. The new Jamaica Plain business will be at 769 Centre St., AAA Appliances old storefront.
A newly proposed recreational-medical marijuana business may take over the space of longtime Jamaica Plain business, AAA Appliances, which has been at its current location since around 1970. The owner of AAA Appliances, Eleonore Grassa, is also the owner of the 767-773 Centre St. block, and has signed a letter of intent with Giving Tree Health Center, said Brian Bairos, Giving Tree's board president, director, CEP and head of cultivation. An employee at AAA Appliances said that the business is not closing, and that it would either relocate to another Jamaica Plain location or possibly West Roxbury. AAA Appliances has been in Jamaica Plain for around 60 years, first in Hyde Square and in its current location since the 1970s.