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New dates for 2019 'Mayor on Main' trolley tour

The tour will celebrate the 23rd Annual Boston Main Streets Awards

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced new dates for the "Mayor on Main" trolley tour, which was rescheduled due to weather conditions. The three-day event which highlights Boston's Main Streets (BMS) districts every year is now set to kick off on Monday, July 22. During Mayor on Main, Mayor Walsh will visit businesses and present the 23rd Annual Boston Main Streets Awards, which recognize an outstanding business owner and volunteer from each district. This year's Mayor on Main tour will be held Monday, July 22, Monday, July 29, and Tuesday, July 30.

"I'm excited for another year of the 'Main on Main' trolley tour, which is an incredible opportunity  to celebrate some of the City's most dynamic small businesses," said Mayor Walsh, "Small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy and the backbone of our communities - they represent goods and services close to home, first jobs for our young people, and opportunities for our residents. I'm proud of initiatives like Boston Main Streets and business improvement districts, which support our local small business economy and I encourage everyone to visit, support, and explore Boston's small, local establishments."

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Boston's 40,000 small businesses fuel the City's economy and generate $15 billion in annual revenue, and 170,000 jobs. Boston Main Streets provides funding and technical assistance to 20 neighborhood-based Main Streets districts throughout the City of Boston, and has served as a national model for urban areas seeking to revitalize neighborhood commercial districts. Boston Main Streets continues to empower individuals in the small business sector to have a direct role in the economic health, physical appearance, and development of their own community.

The tour will include nine stops over the course of three days:

Monday, July 22

2:30 p.m. - Frugal Bookstore, Dudley Square Main Streets 

Also honoring Carolyn's Hair Salon, Mattapan Square Main Streets

3:30 p.m. - Brendan Behan Pub, Hyde/Jackson Main Streets 

Also honoring Milkweed Cafe, Mission Hill Main Streets

4:30 p.m. - Boomerangs, Washington Gateway Main Streets 

Also honoring Nam Pai Martial Arts Academy, Chinatown Main Streets

Monday, July 29

2:30 p.m. - Araujo Laundromat, Upham's Corner Main Streets 

Also honoring Empire Fashion, Bowdoin-Geneva Main Streets

3:30 p.m. - One United Bank, Greater Grove Hall Main Streets 

Also honoring TCB, The Cooperative Bank, West Roxbury Main Streets

4:30 p.m. - SnapChef, Four Corners Main Streets 

Also honoring CoCo Leaf Dessert Cafe, Fields Corner Main Streets, and Tasha Michelle Kloset, Greater Ashmont Main Streets

Tuesday, July 30

12:00 p.m. - PikaloX, Egleston Square Main Streets 

Also honoring Little Dipper, JP Centre/South Main Streets, and Joanne Rossman: Purveyor of the Unnecessary and the Irresistible, Roslindale Village Main Streets

1:00 p.m. - Sammy Carlo's, East Boston Main Streets

Also honoring The Fairmount Grille, Hyde Park Main Streets

2:00 p.m. - John Ryan Insurance, Brighton Main Streets

Also honoring Arcand Associates, Allston Village Main Streets

About The Mayor's Office of Economic Development

The Office of Economic Development's mission is to make Boston an appealing and accessible place for working families, entrepreneurs, businesses, and investors to innovate, grow, and thrive in a way that fosters inclusion, broadens opportunity, and shares prosperity, thereby enhancing the quality of life for all Bostonians and the experience for all visitors. Learn more on their website.

About Boston Main Streets

Developed out of a partnership between the City of Boston and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Boston Main Streets initiative was created in 1995 as the first urban, multi-district Main Streets program in the nation, with the goal of establishing thriving commercial districts throughout the city. Boston Main Streets is a successful model for urban commercial district revitalization that strengthens local business districts through strong organizational development, community participation, resident and merchant education and sustainable development. Boston Main Streets continues to empower individuals in the small business sector to have a direct role in the economic health, physical appearance, and development of their own community.

About the Boston Main Streets Foundation

The Boston Main Streets Foundation is committed to 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 while pursuing initiatives that build knowledge and capacity for Main Streets programs and the businesses they serve.

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