The neighborhood staple, Robinwood Café and Grill, has been changed to J-Pizzle Kitchen.
The Common Victualler license at 526 Centre St. has been transferred to J-Pizzle Kitchen with no alcohol. The new business did not need to have a public hearing at City Hall and there was no community process in front of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council necessary, according to JPNC member Michael Reiskind.
J-Pizzle Kitchen did have a “non-hearing” license change petition on June 7 this year at the Licensing Board. The new owners are Cindy Villada and Migna Colon, and it is managed by Cindy Villada, according to Reiskind.
For more information, visit jpizzlekitchen.com.
Robinwood Cafe opened in 2010, replacing Planet Pizza.
There has been quite a buzz on the Jamaica Plain Facebook social media page about the new restaurant, mostly confusion about the name.
Annie Louise said, “That’s a terrible name omg.”
Ben Wright said, “To the new owners/managers: I truly respect anyone sticking their next out to open a restaurant. It’s a tough business and I appreciate anyone willing to put in the work. But please change the name.”
Jessie Popowich said, “Found out they sold a couple months ago from an employee, found out a bit more from ex staff. The name seems so…wrong! The new owners apparently insist it’s the common nickname for JP?”