Cobwebs closing its doors for good

Patrick Byrne will be closing his store after 26 years in business.
Lane Turner/Globe Staff
Patrick Byrne will be closing his store after 26 years in business.

Cobwebs, a well-known antiques and jewelry shop in Jamaica Plain, is closing down for good next month.

The owner announced the news on Facebook.

“After 26 years of wonderful business and joy we are closing our store,” the Facebook post states. “We are having a 50% [sale] off the entire store.”


Patrick Byrne, who was born and raised in Galway, Ireland, opened Cobwebs more than two decades ago. Located at 703 Centre St., the shop sells an array of vintage treasures, including furniture, rugs, jewelry, watches, pottery, artwork, mirrors, and chandeliers, among other things.

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Byrne said he’s enjoyed running his business on Centre Street and being a part of the Jamaica Plain community.

“It’s been amazing,” Byrne said. “The wonderful thing about JP is . . . JP really supports JP.”

People in the neighborhood go out of their way to shop locally, he said.

So why is he closing up shop? Byrne said his husband recently turned 60, and they’re planning to semiretire.


After he shuts the door on his brick-and-mortar store, Byrne said he will continue to run his appraisal business and sell items through the Cobwebs website.

“It’s been a good 26 years,” he said.

Byrne said he was originally going to close the store Dec. 15 but has decided to keep it open through Dec. 24, so people can shop on Christmas Eve.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

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