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.

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Q&A: Owner of Hatched on Gender Neutral Clothing, Toys and Sustainability

One thing that Jamaica Plain has been known for is its independent businesses. One of the great independent businesses on Centre Street is Hatched. The owner of Hatched, Liz Vittori Koch, spoke with Jamaica Plain News about being an independent brick and mortar business,  kid toys and how she makes sure she's working with ethical companies. Q: Hatched has been a store in JP for 13 years. How has the store changed since its inception?

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Bookstore Plans to Open on Green Street

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Post by Papercuts, JP. As you can see from the Facebook post embedded here, a bookstore called "Papercuts" plans to open this fall in the space recently vacated by Hatched, which moved around the corner. The bookstore already has its social media act together. You can follow their evolution on Facebook and Twitter. Jamaica Plain News has reached out to the owners and we hope to bring you more details soon.

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Screen grab from map of locations for First Thursday Artwalk, Sept. 4, 2014.

Your Guide to First Thursday Artwalk

The next-to-last First Thursday Artwalk of the season is here. And it's massive. Here's a map and guide to the festivities, which will draw thousands of people to central JP from 5-9 p.m. Thursday. The basic concept is that businesses all up and down the Centre/South corridor host art exhibits, concerts, food tastings, etc. It's a JP tradition that is organized by Centre/South Main Streets.

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Here’s What Centre and Seaverns Used to Look Like

For our Photo of the Day on Thursdays, we highlight an image of old JP. The occupants of the storefronts along Centre Street are of course always changing. This undated photo from the Boston Public Library's collection shows how Centre and Seaverns, the block that now contains City Feed and (starting Thursday) Hatched, used to look. At the time this was taken, the JP Branch Library was in temporary lodgings on the second floor. [selfie]

If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are three ways to nominate it as our "Photo of the Day":

Email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews

Tag a picture on Twitter with @02130News

Put your photo in the Jamaica Plain News photo pool on Flickr

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