On Centre and Blue Frog Bakery Win Business Holiday Decorations Contest

Blue Frog Bakery and its "GingerBrad" named after bakery owner Brad Brown tied for first place with On Centre in the annual Jamaica Plain Business & Professional Association Business District Holiday Decorations Contest. "We're very excited to have won! I made the 'GingerBrad' couple myself," said Ginger Brown, owner of Blue Frog Bakery and executive director of JP Centre/South Main Streets. "Brad and I know that holiday decorations are vital for business during the holidays, and contribute to a sense of community for the neighborhood. We're also proud to share first place with On Centre!" Four judges looked at the 102 businesses in the Centre and South streets district that had decorations and were awarded points in three categories: most artistic, most festive, and most inviting to customers.


Polka Dog Bakery and Boomerangs Win Holiday Decorations Contest

Ninety-two Jamaica Plain businesses on Centre and South streets have holiday decorations this year and the Polka Dog Bakery and Boomerangs won first and second in a local holiday decorations contest. Three judges decided the winners of the Jamaica Plain Business & Professional Association Business District Holiday Decorations Contest for the 2016 holiday season after checking out storefronts on two days in mid-December. The businesses were awarded points in three categories: most artistic, most festive, and most inviting to customers. The points for each business were added -- and the winners are:
$50.00 winner for first prize - Polka Dog Bakery (42 South Street)
$30.00 winner for second prize - Boomerangs (716 Centre Street)

$20.00 winners
McCormack & Scanlan (68 South Street)
40 South (40 South Street)
Salmagundi (765 Centre Street)
Station 8 Salon (761 Centre Street)
JP Seafood (730 Centre Street)
Cobwebs (703 Centre Street)
On Centre (676 Centre Street)
Boing! JP's Toy Shop (667 Centre Street)
Blue Frog Bakery (3 Green Street)
Fancy Schmancy (610 Centre Street)
Caramelo Clothing Company (606 Centre Street)
New Leaf Flores (601 Centre Street)