Building vibrant commercial districts
Created by Mayor Thomas M. Menino in 1995 as the first urban, multi-district Main Street program in the United States, Boston Main Streets is devoted to the continued revitalization of Boston's neighborhood commercial districts through design, technical, and financial support. Today, the nationally recognized program boasts 20 districts across Boston.
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Visit a District
Contact and visit local Main Streets districts throughout the city.
Find a farmers' market in a district near you!
Women on Main
Women on Main is a new initiative created by Mayor Menino in 2013. It seeks to better connect Boston’s women-owned Main Streets businesses to one another and to the City.
Boston Main Streets Foundation
A foundation committed in making Boston's neighborhood commercial districts thriving, vibrant centers of commerce and community through its support of the Boston Main Streets program. The Boston Main Streets Foundation seeks to develop long-term strategies to increase the economic power and resources of neighborhood commercial districts.
Displays job postings and work opportunities for Main Streets related employment.
Beyond Baked Beans: Discover Boston on Main Streets
Contains information about each of the 19 districts, including maps, directions, places of interest, types of restaurants, and other details about the neighborhood commercial districts. The guide is designed to be useful to both residents and visitors.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America's communities.
Stephen Gilman, Program Director
Boston Main Streets
Office of Business Development
Department of Neighborhood Development
See a listing of upcoming Main Streets events.
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