Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Monumental Market Is Opening in the Former Monumental Cupcakes Space in Jamaica Plain

by Marc Hurwitz

Last month, we reported that a cupcake shop was closing down and that a new spot would be coming to the space. Now we have learned a bit more about what will be opening there.

Boston Magazine is reporting that Monumental Market is planning to open in the Monumental Cupcakes space in Jamaica Plain, with David Lindsey and Gerly Adrien (Tipping Cow Ice Cream), Javier Amador-Peña (El Colombiano Coffee), and Kelsey Munger (Lavender Bee Baking Co.) being behind the South Street bakery-cafe. The article mentions that the shop plans to offer ice cream, coffee, cakes, tarts, and more in a nut-free environment and that a few seats will be set up within the space, though it will apparently be more of a grab-and-go type of spot than a place where people can do some work while having food and/or drink. If all goes well, Monumental Market could be opening in the spring.

Monumental Cupcakes closed its doors a few weeks ago after being in business for approximately 10 years; the shop offered cupcakes as well as donuts, birthday cakes, coffee, and tea.

The address for Monumental Market will be 36 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130.

[August 13 update: Based on posts within its Facebook page, Monumental Market had its opening delayed because of a possible plumbing issue, but it now looks to open soon and is currently hiring.]

[September 5 update: Monumental Market could be one step closer to opening by next week, as a licensing board hearing page indicates that its application for a common victualler license is slated to be looked at on Wednesday, September 11.]

[February 13, 2020 update: Boston Magazine states that Monumental Market is now open with limited hours, with full hours beginning on February 18--and while plans for the ice cream part of the business fell through, the shop will be selling new and used vinyl records via Chris Antonowich's Light of Day Records as well as coffee and baked goods.]

[Earlier Article]
Monumental Cupcakes in Jamaica Plain Has Been Sold, Is Apparently Closing

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