Rose JP Consignment Closing Centre Street Store, Going Fully Online

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.


Frogmore Restaurant Says Farewell, Closing This Weekend

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."


Black Lives Matter Vigil in Jamaica Plain on July 2

Last month's Black Lives Matter Vigil in Jamaica Plain was like none before it with thousands of people lining Centre Street. Unbeknownst to many, the Black Lives Matter Vigil in Jamaica Plain has happened the first Thursday of every month for more than four years. This Thursday's vigil will be similar to past vigils, as it will feature speaker Rev. Darrell Hamilton II, who serves as the Pastor for Formation and Outreach at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain. He's also the Director of the Urban Pastoral Ministry Program at City Mission in Boston. Following Hamilton's remarks there will be a call and response reading of the names of victims of racist violence and a 20-minute silent vigil along Centre Street to stand out for racial justice and human rights.


Hatched Closing Centre Street Storefront Due to Financial Impact of Coronavirus; Continuing Sales Virtually

Another independent Jamaica Plain business is closing due to the continued financial impact of the Coronavirus. The kids clothing and toy store Hatched recently announced it will not be reopening. Hatched owner and JP resident Liz Vittori Koch told Jamaica Plain News that it didn't make sense to continue to operate the brick and mortar store at 668 Centre St. during these unsettling times. The store had previously been located at 5 Green St., and moved six years ago.