11th Annual ‘Best of JP’ winners

The following are the “Best of JP 2011” as chosen by Gazette readers. More than 700 ballots were submitted containing thousands of votes. In a tribute to the neighborhood, over 50 businesses were nominated as Best Place to Work, and over 80 as Friendliest Business.



Enjoy the outdoors: Arnold Arboretum

Work: Ula Café

Enjoy Live Entertainment: Midway Café

See Art: The Hallway Gallery



Friendliest Business: Ula Café

Breakfast: Sorella’s

Lunch: City Feed & Supply

Dinner: Ten Tables

Latin American Food: El Oriental de Cuba

Asian Food: JP Seafood Café

Bakery: Canto 6

Pub/bar: James’s Gate

Pizza: Same Old Place

Cup of Coffee: J.P. Licks

Retail Store: Boomerangs

Convenience Store: Tedeschi’s (783 Centre St.)

Personal Service: Fresh Hair

Real Estate Service: McCormack & Scanlon

Bank: Eastern

Professional Service: Southern JP Health Center

Home Service: TIE: Mechanical Solutions, Inc. and Peg Preble, electrician

Auto Shop: Morrison’s Auto Rite



South Street: Harvest Co-op Market

Egleston Square: TIE: Plaza Meat Market and Star Fish

Hyde/Jackson Squares: Video Underground

Centre Street: J.P. Licks

Forest Hills: Dogwood Café

Washington Street: Doyle’s Café



Community Event: Wake Up the Earth Festival

Playground: Johnson Playground

Mural: Whole Foods Market building

Children’s Activity: KidsArts

Health Service: Southern JP Health Center

Local School: Curley K-8

Neighborhood association: Neighbors for Neighbors

Nonprofit agency: Bikes Not Bombs

Gay/lesbian hang-out: Bella Luna/Milky Way

Storefront: Boomerangs

Government service: JP post office

Environmental group: Bikes Not Bombs

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