The neighborhood will get a closer look Wednesday at the five-story mixed-use development that would rise where a much-loved pub once stood. James's Gate Pub, fireplace and dual bars included, closed abruptly in September 2015. The developer is scheduled to give a presentation on the plan on Wednesday at the Zoning Committee of the JP Neighborhood Council. If you'd like to go, the meeting is 7 p.m. at Farnsworth House, 90 South St. The parcel is at the corner of South and McBride.
Pour one out for James's Gate: The Irish pub on South Street has seemingly served the JP community for the final time. According to a sign posted on its doors this afternoon:
Dear faithful patrons,
We regret to inform you James's Gate had to close its doors. Thank you all for all your support over the years. We will miss all and hope to see you around the JP community. Sincerely,
James's Gate staff.
Untitled photo by William Brokhof, taken at Green Street Station. Other works by Jamaica Plain photographer Will Brokhof are on display at James's Gate. Brokhof tells Jamaica Plain News he'll donate a few of them for next Sunday's Art4Music fundraiser, which benefits the Jamaica Plain Music Festival. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it:
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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[Editor's note: The photo above is not one of the ones in the James's Gate show.]
Police say a shooting in broad daylight Friday on busy South Street is probably gang related. To judge from the bullet holes left in the car, more than 10 shots were fired. The violence, which took place right in front of James's Gate pub, wounded one man in the leg. Boston Police said the man, whose age they do not yet have, was shot about 11:40 a.m. Friday at 128 South St. His injuries aren't life-threatening, said Police Officer James Kenneally.