HYDE SQ.—A new sandwich shop has opened at the former home of Slice o’ Pie pizzeria at 378 Centre St.
Owner Beth Troisi opened The Goods JP, offering sandwiches, pizzas and sides, in the last week of September.
Troisi had always wanted to own her own restaurant, she told the Gazette last week. After getting a severance package from her last job and having a prophetic dream, she said, she decided to make her ambition a reality.
“I had a dream this spot was for sale, at 2 a.m. I checked it out and it was, so I bought it,” she said of her space. “You can’t have a dream your whole life and not try it, to see if you’re capable.”
The Goods JP offers dressed-up versions of home-style sandwiches. According to Troisi, who worked as a chef for 30 years, all the meats are prepared in-house, as is the marinara and others sauces. The Italian sandwich also includes a fresh relish made on-site that Troisi boasts of.
The seating area is decorated with vintage pictures and signs, collected by Troisi herself over many years, she told the Gazette during a recent visit. A large bench is made out of a 1925 Coca-Cola advertisement and repurposed piano legs, and several pictures of Boston from the 1890s adorn the wall above it.
Troisi said she especially recommends the mushroom paté burger, the roasted pork sandwich with garlic aioli and, of course, the Italian with house relish.
The Goods JP is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Its website is thegoodsjp.com.