Updates From the Jamaica Pond Association

The Jamaica Pond Association (JPA) held its monthly meeting on July 1, where they heard a request from J Pizle Kitchen to add Wine & Malt Beverage and entertainment licenses to their restaurant, according to JPA Chair Rosemary Jones. As a result of unanswered questions at the meeting, the restaurant owners will meet with JP Neighborhood Liaison Enrique Pepen and abutters to the restaurant.

“The restaurant owners will then schedule a second presentation before the JPA board to discuss issues related to the potential for increased noise from deliveries, from cleanup after 11 p.m. and from acoustic equipment that live entertainers might bring in,” Jones said.

Jones also said a parking issue was discussed, as several community members were upset that the city has not replaced signage for a fire lane on the Robinwood Avenue side of the J Pizle building. A petition signed by 79 people and a representative of an area hospital was presented. The JPA voted to take action on this petition by reaching out to Chief of Streets, Traffic, and Sanitation Chris Osgood, and Jones said she expects to report back on this at the August meeting.

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