New and Notable Business Openings in Jamaica Plain

As a new decade dawns, we’re excited live in a community that is diverse, engaged, and thriving. We’re especially grateful for the creativity and community spirit of small business owners who provide unique products and essential services. This year Jamaica Plain will welcome several new businesses and see local favorites expand their operations.
  • In November Centre Street welcomed Yasbo Juice Bar, a new fast-casual spot that offers health-focused bowls, tacos, sandwiches and more. 
  • While we were sad to see long-time Centre Street restaurant Wonder Spice close, Sweet Rice’s fresh approach to Thai cuisine and sushi has created raving fans at its Charlestown location. 
  • Our go-to place for delicious Mexican food, Chilacates will open a third location in the neighborhood and its first full-service restaurant. Chilacates Cantina will offer an expanded menu and full bar service in the former Grassfed space. 
  • Papercuts, JP’s indy bookstore, is on the move. Taking over the space that belonged to Fresh Hair, the store will have additional space for its well curated selection of books and community events. 
  • Our Forest Hills neighborhood favorite, Brassica Kitchen, continues to thrive and was recognized by Open Table as one of the top 100 restaurants in the country. Whether you’re having breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can’t go wrong with the delicious seasonal fare served by a friendly staff in a hip setting near the Forest Hills T stop.
  • Egleston Square farmers’ market standby Third Cliff Bakery will open a brick and mortar space on Washington Street near Forest Hills Station. Their gourmet shortbread, tasty granola and other treats will be available 7 days a week! 
  • The rapidly developing area around Forest Hills Station continues to attract new businesses with the Cooperative Bank, Pure Dental, Planet Fitness and Beth Israel Deaconess opening outposts this year.
  • Rose Consignment Shop has opened a new location on Centre Street and offers amazing preowned apparel and accessories. You’ll also find a curated selection of beauty and personal care items made by women. New to consignment? Visit their website for step-by-step guidance.

Have you seen something new and noteworthy in and around JP? Contact us so that we can share your discoveries with our community.

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