Tails will be celebrating its grand reopening on Friday after combining its pet retail operations with its pet daycare facility, which were previously in different locations across the street from each other. The husband and wife ownership team of Yessy Feliz and Alex Santiago and their staff are professionally trained in recognizing animal behavior, CPR and first aid for pets, as well as animal nutrition, animal body language and fight prevention. Tails offers pet supplies, pet day boarding, care and more. They also can help you with your animal if it has behavioral problems, and provide pointers on how dogs can best interact with children. The celebration begins at 6 pm at 385 Centre St., and there will be a raffle to win a bag of your feline’s or canine’s preferred food. Tails opened in Hyde Square in 2012.
One of the best-known properties in Jamaica Plain is on the market. The multi-family property at 378 Centre St., which has The Brendan Behan Pub, was put up for sale in early January, according to a listing by Coldwell Banker. The asking price? A cool $2,995,000. The property is in the heart of Hyde Square.
About 40 merchants and residents gathered Tuesday morning for breakfast and brainstorming about the progress Hyde and Jackson squares have made over the past year. Hyde Jackson Square Main Street, the business and community development agency for the neighborhoods, also held its annual meeting during the session at the Julia Martin House. "I feel a lot more comfortable being a business owner in Jamaica Plain because of what you do," said entrepreneur Yessy Feliz of Tails. The dog grooming, doggie daycare and pet supply store has grown recently, occupying storefronts across from one another in the heart of Hyde Square. "We're taking over the neighborhood," Feliz joked.
A close-up of the window at Tails, 380 Centre St. It's one of three JP business windows in the running for this year's Deck the Windows contest. A new pizza joint in West Roxbury is running away with this year's "Deck the Windows" city contest for holiday decorating — and leaving JP's three entries in the dust. But that could change if JP residents get clicking in the Main Streets contest. Here's the link.