J.C. Fruit Shop & More Opens on Centre Street

The juice and smoothie bar competition is getting stiffer in Jamaica Plain as J.C. Fruit Shop & More recently opened on Centre Street. "When people come in they can see what they're going to get," said owner Jay Collado to Jamaica Plain News. He's going to make fresh juices right in front of the customers at the new store at 606 Centre Street. (The space was previously home to the Caramelo Clothing Company.)

At first the business was just selling fresh produce and single-serve drinks, but the business is going to include a salad bar, and sell wraps and subs. Collado also knows about making juices and smoothies from his Crystal Fruit business in Jackson Square. He said the juices and smoothies are so popular at that business that he's converting it into a juice bar.