Community Fridge Now Available Behind City Feed

A community fridge was recently placed behind City Feed and Supply on Centre Street and people are welcome to take and provide food as they please. David Warner, president and co-founder of City Feed and Supply, said an employee brought the idea of a community fridge at the location to his attention. He reached out to chef Irene Li of Mei Mei to learn more about it, and decided to give it a try. "We thought that location would be the most convenient as well as out of the way as much as possible of cars and where we could get power to it," said Warner, in regards to the placement of the fridge. "We paid to have the electrical installed for it, but the volunteers have covered all of the other costs involved as well as make sure the area is monitored and maintained."

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Coming Soon: Sherwin Williams Paint Store to Centre Street

You'll soon be able to buy paint at another location on Centre Street. Sherwin Williams is opening a paint store a stone's throw from the two hardware stores that have been on the street for decades. Sherwin Williams is opening a new store at 708 Centre St., just mere feet from Yumont True Value Hardware Store at 702 Centre St., and Ace Hardware at 656 Centre St. Sher

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Coworking Biz Coming This Fall to Share Courtyard Space with Vee Vee & Espresso Yourself

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.

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Salmagundi Closed Due to Flooding, Launches Online Fundraiser

Salmagundi, Jamaica Plain's beloved hattery and more store, will be closed for several weeks due to flooding that rained down through the roof, ruining merchandise. The store was flooded on February 2, and has since launched its own GoFundMe fundraiser to help them reopen. "We opened the door to find a flooded floor and water raining through the ceiling like a sieve. We quickly scattered bins and buckets to contain the gallons of water pouring in. We ran downstairs to find racks of merchandise soaked; the water had made its way through the floor of our shop to our finished stockroom.

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Mixed-Use Centre Street 18 Rental Unit Development Approved By BPDA

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors approved a mixed-use 18-rental unit, 4 commercial unit development on Centre Street earlier in February

Back in 2017 a one-story building was razed at this location and it's been a slow construction process since then. There is currently a four-story shell of a building at the site. The new development will include approximately four income-restricted units, seven parking spots, one electric vehicle charging station, 18 interior bicycle storage spaces for residents, and eight exterior bicycle storage spaces for visitors. The BPDA cited community benefits of projects include the eight bicycle storage spaces along Centre Street for use by the public, and accessibility improvements to the nearby sidewalks and pedestrian pathways.

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