As big fans of supporting local businesses, we thought we’d share about the Main Streets network in our city.
The National Main Street Center was established in 1980 to address issues facing historic downtowns across the country. Three years later, Thomas Menino (City Councilor at the time + former Boston mayor) brought the initiative to Roslindale.
Each district hosts community programming (think: farmers markets, comedy nights, and foodie events like Roxbury Restaurant Week + Taste of Eastie).
The network also provides business resources like design services for restoring storefront signs + a women entrepreneurs program.
Pro tip: head to the website of your closest Main Street to find upcoming volunteer opportunities.