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Last updated: 9/13/17

Boston Main Streets

Boston Main Streets is a network of 20 Main Streets Organizations that use a comprehensive revitalization approach to create, build, and sustain healthy commercial districts.

Boston Main Streets started in 1983, when then Boston City Councilor Thomas M. Menino brought the Main Street to Roslindale neighborhood.  Ten neighborhood commercial districts were designated as Boston Main Street programs in 1995 following a city-wide competition. An additional ten districts were designated over the next ten years with the final one designated in 2016.


Thinking about expanding?

If you are considering starting or expanding your business to a Main Street District, please contact Stephen Gilman, stephen.gilman@boston.gov or 617-635-0076.

By the numbers

Subject

2015

Since 1995

Number of New Businesses

91

1,394

Number of New Jobs

565

8176

Volunteer Hours Invested

28,000

373,680

Volunteer Hours in Dollars

$659,680

$6,329,518

Storefront Occupancy Rate % in Main Street Districts

95% average

N/A

Main Street Events

494

N/A

Number of Businesses Provided with Assistance

2100

N/A

Visit a district

District

Address

Contact

Allston Village Main Streets

161 Harvard Avenue, Suite 11 
Allston, MA 
02134-2724

Emma Walters
617-254-7564 
Emma@allstonvillage.com

Bowdoin Geneva Main Streets

200 Bowdoin Street 
Dorchester, MA 
02122-1819

Anh Nguyen
617-436-9980 
bowdoingenevamainstreets@gmail.com

Brighton Main Streets

358 Washington Street 
Brighton, MA 
02135-3322

Allison Carter 
617-779-9200 
brightonmainstreets@gmail.com

Chinatown Main Street

2 Boylston Street 
Suite G-1 
Boston, MA 
02116-4737

Courtney Ho 
617-350-6303 
Courtho@gmail.com

Dudley Square Main Streets

2343 Washington Street 
Roxbury, MA 
02119-3216 

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 190185 Roxbury, MA 
02119-3216

Joyce Stanley 
617-541-4644 
Dudleysquaremainstreets@outlook.com

East Boston Main Streets

146 Maverick St. 
East Boston, MA 
02128 

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 584 
East Boston, MA 
02128-2367

Max Gruner 
617-561-1044 
mgruner@ebmainstreets.com

Egleston Square Main Street

3134 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 
02119-3115

Luis Edgardo Cotto 
617-522-7752 
eglestonsquare@gmail.com

Fields Corner Main Street

1444 Dorchester Avenue 
2nd Floor 
Dorchester, MA 
02122-1343

Vacant
Jack Wu - Chair 
617-474-1432 
director@fieldscornermainstreet.org

Four Corners Main Street

157 Washington Street 
Dorchester, MA 
02124-1127

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 240877 
Dorchester, MA 
02124-1127

Nicole Purvis 
617-287-1651 
director@fourcornersms.org

Greater Ashmont Main Street

(formerly St. Mark's Area Main Street)

1914 Dorchester Avenue, 
Dorchester, MA 
02124-3765

Jenn Cartee 
617-825-3846 
office@smams.org

Greater Grove Hall Main Streets

320-B Blue Hill Avenue 
Dorchester, MA 
02121-1922

Ed Gaskin 
617-427-2560 
info@greatergrovehall.org 
 

Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street

329 Centre Street 
Jamaica Plain, MA 
02130-1238

Gerald Robbins 
617-522-3694  
gerald@hydejacksonsquare.org

Hyde Park
Main Streets

11 Fairmount Avenue
Suite 107 
Hyde Park, MA 
02136-2775

Emily Patrick 
617-361-6964 
Emily@hydepark
mainstreets.com

JP Centre/South Main Streets

670 Centre Street 
Jamaica Plain, MA 
02130-2511

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 302712 
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-2511

Vacant
617-971-8078
directorjpcsms@gmail.com

 

Mattapan Square Main Streets

524-A River Street, 
Suite 800 
Mattapan, MA 02126 

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 260885 
Mattapan, MA 02126

Tina Petigny 
617-322-3061
mattapansqms@gmail.com

Mission Hill Main Streets

1534 Tremont Street 
Roxbury, MA 
02120-2929

Richard Rouse 
617-427-7399 
mainstreetrouse@gmail.com

Roslindale Village Main Street

4236A Washington Street Roslindale, MA 
02131-3015

Alia Hamada Forrest 
617-327-4065 
director@roslindale.net

Upham's Corner Main Street

545 Columbia Road 
Dorchester, MA 
02125-2315

P.O. Box 255917 
Dorchester, MA 02125-2315

Valeska Daley 
617-265-0363 
director@uphamscorner.org

Washington Gateway Main Street

46 Waltham Street 
Suite 304-A 
Boston, MA 
02118-2101

Jennifer Effron 
617-542-1234 
wgms.director@gmail.com

West Roxbury Main Streets

1842 Centre Street Suite 206, 
West Roxbury, MA 
02132-1902

Danielle Joseph  
617-325-6400 
director@wrms.org