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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Tortilla Social Opening Reception

An opening reception for the Tortilla Social final exhibition will be held on Friday, December 8, 6-9pm at the Urbano Project in JP's Brewery Complex. Featuring the premiere of the Mini Tortilla Social Documentary video co-produced by Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Faizal Westcott & Darren Cole, the event will celebrate the building of community by sharing food and art. An exhibition of prints created during workshops held this fall will be on view at Urbano, December 8, 2017 - March 2, 2018. The Tortilla Social exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public. Urbano’s Gallery at 29 Germania Street in Jamaica Plain is open Monday-Friday, 1-6pm and Saturday, 10-2pm.

Some Chicks Marry Chicks. Get Over It.

Kate Anderson at Bella Luna/The Milky Way on Friday, June 26, 2015. Friday the neighborhood celebrated the Supreme Court decision making marriage equality the law of the land in all 50 states. Among those making merry was Kate Anderson, seen here at Bella Luna/The Milky Way with her "Some Chicks Marry Chicks. Get Over It," t-shirt. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood.

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The patio outside Ula Cafe

Ula Cafe to Start Serving Beer on Tuesday

As of Tuesday, Ula Cafe will begin serving beer, according to the popular spot's newsletter. Back in January, the coffee shop and bakery won city approval to serve beer and wine while Tres Gatos upgraded to a full liquor license, according to Future Boston. Ula's owner, Korinn Koslofsky, previously told Jamaica Plain News the license will help support their open mic nights. "We are very excited to have this opportunity to finally be able to provide beer and wine to our very loyal guests who have been asking for it for years," she wrote in an email to Jamaica Plain News, "and we can't express how grateful we are for all of their support during this process. We would not have been granted this license if it hadn't been for all of the signatures and letters of support we were able to collect over the past few months."

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Left: The patio at Ula Cafe. Right: The patio at Tres Gatos.

Ula Cafe, Tres Gatos Win Alcohol Licenses

Ula Cafe won city approval to serve beer and wine while Tres Gatos upgraded to a full liquor license, according to Future Boston. Ula, a busy bakery in The Brewery, said the license will help support their open mic nights. Co-owner Korinn Koslofsky said she was thrilled. "We are very excited to have this opportunity to finally be able to provide beer and wine to our very loyal guests who have been asking for it for years," she wrote in an email to Jamaica Plain News, "and we can't express how grateful we are for all of their support during this process. We would not have been granted this license if it hadn't been for all of the signatures and letters of support we were able to collect over the past few months."

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