Celebrate Galentine’s Day with Wine & Chocolate Tour in JP

Wine and chocolate. It's hard to go wrong on Galentine's Day with those two aphrodisiacs. Yes, Galentine's Day. Galentine's Day was created by Amy Poehler's character Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation to celebrate female friendship on the day before Valentine's Day. JP Centre/South Main Streets is helping you celebrate Galentine's Day with a wine and chocolate tour, and other special local treats on a Feb.

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New Blanchards Sign Already Missing a Letter on One Side

A brand new sign and already they have a dead latter on the Cafe Nero side. I'll grab a daylight shot in the am. Speaking of Cafe Nero, the plywood is down on the Centre Street side of the building. I'll grab a shot of that too. A photo posted by J.M. Hardin (@j.m.hardin) on Dec 12, 2014 at 2:23pm PST

This week Blanchards on Centre Street replaced its iconic neon sign, which dated to the 1960s, with a new one.

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Workers take down the iconic Blanchards Liquors sign on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

Blanchards Sign Comes Down

Workers took down the iconic Blanchards neon sign on Wednesday. A new sign with a similar design is scheduled to be installed on Thursday. The neon sign has been in place since the 1960s, said Mike Denson, general manager of Blanchards Wine & Spirits' 741 Centre St. location. While the sign has become an indelible symbol of Centre/South, at any given time letters wouldn't come on.

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Proposed Boston-only Booze Tax ‘Won’t Stand,’ Says Blanchards Manager

You may have heard that City Councilor Bill Linehan, freshly minted as council president, has floated a 6.25 percent tax on alcohol. Proceeds would be funneled to substance-abuse prevention programs in the city, according to Boston Magazine. Paul Myrer, manager of the Blanchards at 741 Centre St., doesn't see Linehan's effort gaining traction. "I'm guessing it probably won't stand," Myrer said on Thursday. The longtime Blanchards boss has history on his side.

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