CJ Reese, who like a large majority of the staff lives in or very near JP, tends bar.

Sneak Preview: The Frogmore Brings Southern Hospitality to Hyde Square

The Frogmore, a coastal Carolina-style restaurant and bar, has adopted the pineapple as a symbol of how it hopes to integrate into Hyde Square. For southerners, the pineapple means hospitality. The pineapple is also a sign of the Latino culture in Hyde Square, and you'll see it displayed prominently on signs around the neighborhood. On Tuesday, the Frogmore held a preview for friends, family and media. The 365 Centre St.

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File photo: Adam Rutstein, owner of Centre Street Sanctuary, stands beside his new outdoor patio space.

Centre Street Sanctuary Seeks to Recruit New Restaurant Quickly

The owner of Centre Street Sanctuary, which shuttered on Sunday, hopes to either bring in a new restaurant or form a partnership to reopen. The landlord of the 365 Centre St. space in the heart of Hyde Square also hopes to see a restaurant in the space soon. Owner Adam Rutstein broke the news of the closing to patrons via the restaurant's Facebook page on Sunday. He said the kind words from patrons have been "nice and heartwarming."

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File photo: Adam Rutstein, owner of Centre Street Sanctuary, stands beside his new outdoor patio space.

Centre Street Sanctuary Closes Its Doors

The restaurant anchoring Hyde Square's newest commercial building announced it closed as of Sunday. Centre Street Sanctuary had been open about two years. Owner Adam Rutstein broke the news to patrons via the 365 Centre St. restaurant's Facebook page:

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File photo: Adam Rutstein, owner of Centre Street Sanctuary, stands beside his new outdoor patio space.

Gallery: Restaurant Patios of Jamaica Plain

Patio season is in full swing. You might think you know every outdoor restaurant space in the neighborhood, but click through — you may find some you didn't know about. My bet for best patio some of you might've missed is the nicely designed space behind Simpli Bar & Bites in Forest Hills. Of course it's hard to make a gallery like this comprehensive. Please add any omissions in the comment section or email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews.com and I'll add a photo.

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Logo for The Chefs' Table Series

The Chef’s Table TV Series is Coming to the Loring-Greenough House

Rise and shine, neighborhood. Hope you and any small pets didn't wash away last night. Here's your Morning Memo for Wednesday, May 28. The Chefs' Table TV Series Comes to JP: Here's a very cool event that's also raising money for good causes. The Chefs' Table, a TV show seen on 45 local access stations in Massachusetts, will come to JP four times in June.

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