The Jamaica Plain Business & Professional Association had a successful Business District Holiday Decorations Contest during the 2012 holiday season.
The judging was done by five judges on Saturday, December 8, the same day as the visit by Santa at the Jamaica Plain Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting that took place at the Soldier’s Monument.
85 businesses in the Centre and South street district were seen to have decorations and awarded points in five categories: most artistic, most festive, most inviting to most representative of the business, and most representative of Jamaica Plain. The points for each business were added – and the winners are:
$50.00 winner for first prize – Boing! JP’s Toy Shop (667 Centre Street)
$30.00 winner for second prize – JP Knit & Stitch (461 Centre Street)
$20.00 winners -
New Leaf Flores (601 Centre Street)
Ferris Wheels Bike Shop (66 South Street)
Miss Laura’s/Cla-Mar Salon (45 South Street)
The Goodwill Store (578 Centre Street)
Salmagundi (765 Centre Street)
Boomerangs (716 Centre Street)
Cobwebs (703 Centre Street)
Quisqueya Bakery (462 Centre Street)
On Centre (636 Centre Street)
Polka Dog Bakery (42 South Street)
McCormack & Scanlan (68 South Street)
On Centre Jamaica Plain
JP BAPA is proud to announce its business of the month for January – On Centre!
On Centre is JP’s colorful, eclectic gift store. Open since 2006, it sells jewelry, bags, T-shirts and lots more stuff you didn’t know you needed. Stop in to the shop on Centre Street near Green Street and say hello to the owner, Phil Celeste.
636 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Open every day – from noon to 6pm on Monday & Tuesday, longer most other days.
Mon – Tue: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thu: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
JP BAPA had its annual holiday party on Wednesday, December 19th at the Taylor House. It was great to see so many local business owners together for a fun night. Happy New Year, everyone!
The Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association (JP BAPA) plans to give lots of prizes for holiday decorations on and in front of buildings on Centre and South Streets from Forest Hills to Moraine Street this year.
Here’s what you need to do:
• Decorate your building and/or windows plus a pole or other structure already in front of your building by Dec. 7, the day before the tree lighting at the Soldier’s Monument and the holiday stroll.
• Try to make decorations that are pleasing in the day as well as night.
• Try to use white lights for the trim of the building, roofline or window. Put colored lights, if you want them, and other decorations elsewhere.
• If you decorate a pole or other structure outside your space, make sure your plan does not make a permanent change and does not interfere with anything or anyone. If you have a question about what you can do with city property, call or e-mail JP Coordinator Jullieanne Doherty at the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services: Jullieanne.Doherty@cityofboston.gov or 617-635-4855.
• Judging will be done on Sat., Dec. 8 by five judges. Prizes: First place: $50, second place: $30 PLUS 11 more prizes of $20 each. We are offering these prizes as a way to help defray costs of decorations and reward good decorations for the district. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the BAPA holiday party on Dec. 19. (More details coming.)
Questions? Want to make sure we know that you are decorating?
Contact Brad Brown, president of JP BAPA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-983-3765
or Sandee Storey, chair of the holiday decorations committee, at email@example.com or617-524-4873 (unavailable Nov. 17-Nov. 28).
Note: The JP BAPA decorating contest is in addition to any decorations contest the City of Boston and/or Centre/South Main Streets may hold.
JP BAPA was featured on WBZ after our 9th Annual Costume Dog Parade and Fashion Show. Check it out!
The Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association (JP BAPA), in existence for almost 50 years, focuses on the promotion, improvement and growth of business in the thriving Centre Street/South Street commercial district of Jamaica Plain, Members come from retail, service and even home-based businesses from this area and, sometimes elsewhere, in Jamaica Plain.
BAPA discusses marketing, appearance, traffic and parking issues and other activities in the business area.