Can’t Eat at Jumbo’s & A Night In Bloom This Friday
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SOMERVILLE ARTIST PAINTS MURAL IN JP
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Can’t Eat at Jumbo’s
Grover Taylor, the owner of Eat at Jumbo’s on Broadway in Ball Square, posted a sad message on the restaurant’s Facebook page last Friday.
“To our fans and loyal customers,” he wrote. “It is with a defeated heart we regret to say that this Sunday 5/15 will be our last night of service until further notice. There just aren’t enough cooks in the kitchen! We lost a few key staff this week and unfortunately do not have the available labor to stay open and operating.”
Eat at Jumbo’s is known for pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and many other offerings, as well as vegan versions of pizza and other comfort foods. It first opened in 2009, but in 2018, Taylor turned his restaurant into Sassafras, an all-vegetarian eatery. He turned it back into Eat at Jumbo’s in 2020.
Although Jumbo’s is closed for regular business, they are still doing catering.
A Night In Bloom This Friday
In-person and virtual tickets are still on sale for A Night In Bloom, a gala celebration of The Center for Arts at the Armory, this Friday, May 20.
A Night in Bloom will showcase the Armory as a vital home for the arts. The headliner will be Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), a composer, violinist, and educator whose music is infused with electronic, urban, and African-American influences. Flamenco artist Laura Sanchez will perform for the VIP Hour, and there will be guest appearances by Esh Circus Arts and Books of Hope.
This year’s special honorees are Katherine Martin Widmer, founder of The KMW School of Painting; Emily Ruddock of MASSCreative; and Somerville artist Pauline Lim. The event will also include opportunities for community-building, both in-person and via virtual participation. Attendees will enjoy food by Nada Cart and beverages by Aeronaut.
An online auction to support the Center for Arts at the Armory has already begun. Auction items include original art, gift cards from local businesses, health and beauty services, unique experiences, and much more. The online auction is open to all; it closes on Sunday, May 22 at 10 p.m.
Photo credit: Somerville porch flower. Photo by Jason Pramas. Copyright 2022 Jason Pramas.
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