Outdoor Dining Begins March 22 in Boston

Let's hope Boston sees a lot of warm days starting next week as outdoor dining will begin March 22, which is earlier than initially planned. The city has received more than 434 applications of which at least 215 have been approved. Last year more than 550 requests for outdoor dining were granted with 415 on public property. According to the city's website, eight Jamaica Plain restaurants have been approved for outdoor dining: Brassica Kitchen and Cafe; Brendan Behan Pub; Casa Verde; Jeanie Johnston; Little Dipper; Monumental Market; Soup Shack JP; and Tres Gatos. Outdoor dining was initially planned to begin April 1.

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Nine Jamaica Plain Bizs Awarded JPCS Main Streets Grants for Reopening

JP Centre/South Main Streets has awarded grants to nine Jamaica Plain businesses to help them with their reopening expenses and outdoor seating. The grants were given to businesses in the JPCSMS district. Grants of $1000 were awarded to the following businesses:

Casa Verde at 711 Centre St. Jeanie Johnston at 144 South St. JPizle Kitchen at 536 Centre St.

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New Biz: Bakery + Coffee Shop + Record Store = Monumental Market

A unique business venture recently opened on South Street. Monumental Market is a joint venture between three different businesses: Lavender Bee Baking Co., El Colombiano Coffee, and Light of Day Records. The individual businesses are known entities in our area. El Colombiano Coffee and Light of Day Records are both regular vendors at the Egleston Farmers Market. While building their brands, the two businesses traveled to different businesses, including the Wake Up The Earth Festival.

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Three Bizs to Open Joint Venture in Old Monumental Cupcakes Locale on South Street

A trio of local businesses will open in the South Street storefront that last housed Monumental Cupcakes, which alluded to a future "monumental" business opening in its place when it closed in January. The Lavender Bee Baking Co., Tipping Cow Ice Cream, and El Colombiano Coffee will come together in a novel venture called the Monumental Market, according to Boston Magazine. El Colombiano Coffee is often a vendor at the Egleston Farmers Market. The store will be a bakery and cafe, serving ice cream and all products will be nut-free. “We want to keep JP funky and vibrant, and use the space for the community to hold art shows, pop-ups, and other cool events.

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