City Realty and De Chain Auto Service have reached a lease agreement, while negotiations are inching to a conclusion between City Realty and El Embajador Dominican Restaurant, according to
Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley.
El Embajador Dominican Restaurant, which is located at 3371 Washington St., and De Chain Auto Service, which is located at 3373 Washington St., were both served notices of termination of their leases late last year and were facing the prospect of eviction.
O’Malley said that his office, the City, including Chief of Economic Development John Barros, and others have been involved with negotiations, urging that an agreement be reached and looking to protect both businesses. He said De Chain Auto Service and City Realty reached an agreement for a lease until 2019 at the same rent the business is paying now. If De Chain relocates, City Realty will help out with costs, according to O’Malley.
“I’m excited to be able to help out a local business,” he said.
Meanwhile, O’Malley said that while an agreement hasn’t been reached yet between the restaurant and City Realty, he is “cautiously optimistic” one would be reach relatively soon.
City Realty would not respond to a request for comment, citing confidentiality reasons.
Rainfinson Cruz, owner of the De Chain Auto Service, said to a Gazette translator, “We reached an agreement. It was easy. No problems.”
Ramona Alvarez, co-owner El Embajador Dominican Restaurant, did not respond to a request for comment.