JP Resident Plans Sustainable Butcher & Grocer for Centre Street at Old Gas Station

Jamaica Plain resident Max Gitlen is bringing something new to Jamaica Plain -- a butcher and grocer that will carry locally-raised meats and organic produce, farmstead dairy, fresh breads, high quality dry goods, and more. Gitlen talked about why he wants to open the butchery, the pop-ups he's done around the area, and why the business is called Meadowlark Butcher & Grocer. Q: Why do you want to open a butchery at 561 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain? Gitlen: Opening a local, sustainable butcher shop and grocery in Jamaica Plain is the culmination of my 15 years dedicated to the sustainable food movement and a decade of living in JP. In fell in love with this community while working at The Food Project, a wonderful local nonprofit, in my late 20s.