JP Centre/South Main Streets awards grants for reopening

JP Centre/South Main Streets has awarded grants to nine businesses in the JP Centre/South district to assist with their reopening expenses and outdoor seating. Grants of $1000 were awarded to the following businesses:

• Casa Verde at 711 Centre Street

• Jeanie Johnston at 144 South Street

• JPizle Kitchen at 536 Centre street

• Little Dipper at 669 Centre Street

• Monumental Market at 36 South Street

• Same Old Place at 662 Centre Street

• Soup Shack at 779 Centre Street

• Tres Gatos at 470 Centre Street

• Vee Vee at 763 Centre Street

Funds for the grants were raised through our crowdfunding campaign, Adapting, Reopening, and Thriving in JP Centre/South, through the Patronicity platform. 

The selection process prioritized businesses that undertook extensive additional expenses in reopening after the state-mandated shutdown due to COVID-19. Particular attention was given to businesses that added outdoor dining or retail, as these were measures that served to promote the district as a whole. The intent of the crowdfunding campaign was to help “businesses adapt and thrive in our Main Streets district and community as we recover and reopen.” JP Centre/South Main Streets is proud to recognize our small businesses that undertook the extra steps to help our customers and community during this difficult time. 

JP Centre/South Main Streets has been working since the declaration of the state of emergency in Massachusetts on March 10, 2020, to assist our district businesses. We continue to advocate for government assistance, policies, and extensions that will benefit the businesses and residents of Jamaica Plain in a safe way. Some of our other projects include:

• JP Main Streets Relief Fund,

• Orange Means Open Campaign,

• Explore JP Campaign, and

• Boston Main Streets Foundation Grants. 

JP Centre/South Main Streets is a volunteer-driven, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to guide the growth of Jamaica Plain’s Centre and South Streets’ business district through the active collaboration of residents, business owners, and others committed to a community-led initiative. In partnership with Boston Main Streets, we provide a direct conduit to the City of Boston and can provide technical assistance to help new businesses succeed.

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