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TODAY 1:00 PM, 403 Centre: The Milky Way/Bella Luna's FAREWELL + REBIRTH PARADE!!!

New Orleans Style Parade to Relocate Landmark Restaurant

Bella Luna Restaurant and The Milky Way Lounge Moves to New Location

After fifteen years as an award-winning restaurant, entertainment complex and neighborhood institution in the Boston area, (raising some $500,000.00+ during their tenure for local charities and non-profits), Bella Luna Restaurant and The Milky Way Lounge will officially bid farewell to its current location of 403-405 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain on March 21, 2009. In the rousing spirit of a New Orleans jazz procession, the business will move seven blocks away to The Brewery Complex, at 284 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain and plans to re-open in early to mid April. The Brewery location will boast several new and interesting entertainment and dining amenities such as: Skee Ball (and accompanying tournaments), dancing, live music (including a special Teen Music Program) free parking, a 50-seat outdoor patio and of course wonderful food and cocktails!

Unfortunately, the Milky Way's vintage candlepin lanes will not be able to make the move. When asked about the relocation, Co-Owner Kathie Mainzer said, "A move like this is a challenge for us and for the neighborhood who have enjoyed our dining room, patio and lounge for over 15 years. But, we are extremely excited for our new home, and we look forward to welcoming people to the Brewery complex. We hope to add to the excitement that Sam Adams, Ula Cafe, and Mike's Gym have generated; AND we'll be right on the Orange Line at Stony Brook."

While March 21, 2009 will be the official last show at Centre Street, March 22, 2009 will mark the official "transfer of love" to their new location in style. The public is invited to join in the process which will include a New Orleans Style parade from the old location to the new. Guests of all ages are invited to gather at the current location of 403-405 Centre Street at 1:00pm for a farewell ceremony with the parade slated to begin at 2:00pm. The parade will include stilt walkers, performers of all kinds and marching bands including: Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band and Bloco Afro Brazil! Guests are asked to bring their own musical instruments if they'd like to help make some noise, as well as, umbrellas, signs and anything else they'd like to add to the festive nature of the 7-block long march. The parade will conclude with cupcakes and hot chocolate at the new location."We're looking forward to all our friends and regulars joining us for this fun event rain or shine," said Carol Downs," Co-Owner," and we welcome any new friends to join in as well in this historic celebration and parade."

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