Bubble Tea Biz, Happy Lemon, Looking to Open on Washington Street

International bubble tea business Happy Lemon is looking to bring its flavor to Jamaica Plain. Happy Lemon representatives will speak in a virtual meeting on Wednesday to give details of their plan, and to gain support from the neighborhood.  

Happy Lemon was founded in 2006, and created a rock salt cheese tea, and first opened in the U.S. in 2014. There are more than 1,000 Happy Lemon stores in the world. This would be Happy Lemon's second store in Boston, with its first opening in The Corner Mall in Downtown Crossing several years ago.

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Rendering of proposed development at 3478 Washington St.

No Bites Yet for Small Grocery in Doyle’s Block Redevelopment

When neighbors discuss what businesses they want, grocery stores are a perennial favorite. And that's the plan for the re-development of the Doyle's block: A small grocery store, in addition to a new restaurant and condos. So far, however, no grocer has agreed to move in to what would be a 4,178 square-foot space at the corner of Washington and Gartland. That doesn't trouble Lee Goodman, the JP native who's heading up the renovations. Goodman told Jamaica Plain News he'd sent the plans to six or eight grocers.

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3390 Washington St. Impact Advisory Group Meeting on Feb. 1

The impact advisory group (IAG) for a proposed 160-residential unit development with a first floor restaurant will meet on Feb. 1. The owner of BMS Paper, a store on the site, would redevelop the site to add the mixed-use building. The proposal includes off street parking for 195 vehicles. The eatery would be a "moderately priced neighborhood style restaurant," and the total project would be in 199,000 sq.

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Rescheduled Public Meeting Dec. 8: 38 Units for Low/Extremely Low-Income Seniors Proposed for Washington Street

Editor's note: This meeting was originally rescheduled for Dec. 1, and has been moved to Dec. 8.  If you have already registered you will receive an email with this updated information and the new registration link. If you have not yet registered and wish to do so, please use the updated link found here. 

There will be a public meeting on Dec.

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160 Residential Units, Restaurant Proposed for 3390 Washington Street

A property owner is proposing to put in 160 residential units and a restaurant on a two-acre site at 3390 Washington St. In a letter of intent (LOI) sent to the Boston Development & Planning Agency, Chris Tracy, Senior Director of O'Neill and Associates, wrote that longtime owner and operator Robert Harrington of BMS Paper, wants to continue that business and expand upon the building. The LOI says that approximately 160 residential market rate and affordable units would be built. It is required by city law to build a certain amount of affordable units with any large project. The eatery would be a "moderately priced neighborhood style restaurant," and the total project would be in 199,000 sq. ft.

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