The most horrible monster is COVID-19 this Halloween, and it's causing everyone to don a mask they'd prefer they didn't have to wear. And Coronavirus has led to one of Jamaica Plain's most beloved Halloween traditions to be cancelled. Every Halloween costumed children go from business to business on Centre and South streets collecting candy. But not this year... "After careful consideration, the JP Business & Professional Association have decided to cancel their traditional Trick-or-Treat on the Street for businesses in the Centre/South district.
A new consignment store opened on Centre Street this week and is holding a grand opening this Saturday. DVSTY Consignment announced on Facebook that it is taking drop-offs of items, including Banana Republic, J. Crew, designer and boutique clothing, contemporary and vintage items. Items need to be in good condition and looking presentable, washed, and ready to sell. The store is located at 713 Centre St. They're also giving away free tote bags to the first 100 customers on Saturday as part of their grand opening.
The proprietors of the Rose JP Consignment store announced that they are closing their Centre Street brick and mortar business due to the affects of the Coronavirus. In a the glass is half full attitude Instagram post, co-owners and married couple Carina Lopez and John Peña explained why they are closing their store that just debuted in November 2019. "As you have seen many small businesses and big corporations are closing left and right in our communities..." said Lopez. "But as you all know, people are doing a lot more online shopping than going into a store physically," she said.
The Frogmore's website says it will be serving brunch soon, adding another offering to its takeout and indoor dinner menu. But it appears brunch will not be on the menu, as the restaurant announced it will be closing this weekend. On Sunday, The Frogmore posted a video of a watermelon margarita melon being poured into a cup -- letting customers know that the tasty drinks are baaaaack. Then on Tuesday they posted a farewell message on Instagram saying, "Come say farewell to the Frogmore! Don't be sad, we had 5 great years."
The public is going to receive an update on the proposed design concept to improve the intersection of Centre and Walter streets in a virtual meeting on July 30. As many people can attest, the intersection is problematic with accidents happening frequently. After the presentation, the public will be invited to ask questions and provide feedback on the proposed design concept, using a chat function that will be available through the remote participation platform. To join the meeting please visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9154618883245545231 from 6:30 to 8 pm on Thursday, July 30. Call-in Information: Dial 562-247-8422
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If you need assistance when registering, please contact Nate Cabral-Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org.