After nine years of being on South Street, the Aviary Gallery closed for good at the end of 2020. Posted by Aviary on Sunday, January 3, 2021
"The gallery has been in the space since December of 2010 and featured over 500 artists, dozens of bands and made thousands of prints and scans for the community," said owner Lindsay Metivier to Jamaica Plain News. "With the pandemic and our second five-year lease ending with an increase for the next one we just can't afford, it was time to close the doors." Metivier said the gallery could no longer afford renting the space at 48 South St. She said she will be opening a gallery with a photo lab, very much like Aviary, but in Carrboro, North Carolina.
Laura Dembski has been the owner of Miss Laura's Beauty Culture on South Street for more than 20 years. This year she used her creativity to expand her shop in different ways, including teaming up with another local salon, selling plants, and more. Dembski is also a great supporter of her neighbors, as several years ago she helped Ivy Insurance adopt her late father's cat, Sikuwar. Q: How long has Miss Laura's Beauty Culture existed at 46 South Street? Dembski: Double Deuce.
How good are you at Jamaica Plain trivia? Good enough to beat the assumed JP trivia champ? Sign up for the virtual Jamaica Plain Trivia Battle Royale on Nov. 12, and you'll see how much trivia you know. The evening will be full of facts, celebrity clues, historical info, and commercials from JP's local businesses.
The most horrible monster is COVID-19 this Halloween, and it's causing everyone to don a mask they'd prefer they didn't have to wear. And Coronavirus has led to one of Jamaica Plain's most beloved Halloween traditions to be cancelled. Every Halloween costumed children go from business to business on Centre and South streets collecting candy. But not this year... "After careful consideration, the JP Business & Professional Association have decided to cancel their traditional Trick-or-Treat on the Street for businesses in the Centre/South district.
JP Centre/South Main Streets (JPCSMS) is a volunteer-led non-profit that works to strengthen the JP Centre/South business district as a vibrant center of community life. Right now, we are confronting the economic realities of the COVID-19 crisis, and suddenly finding ourselves in the position to lead our community in economic recovery efforts. Dozens of volunteers have already reached out to discuss how to best support our local businesses. Please read below to learn how you can contribute to ongoing recovery efforts. JPCSMS has identified three projects for immediate and long term impact.