Build a Main Street. Grow a Community.
East Somerville Main Streets seeks to improve the life of our community by building investment, connection, and pride in our main street.
Our mission is to improve the life of our community by building investment, connection and pride in our main street. We do this through a variety of ways including:
Strengthening the role of the East Broadway Business District as a commercial center for the eastern half of Somerville and western part of Charlestown
Promoting the East Broadway Business District as a remarkable and unique cultural destination, known for celebrating its traditions and heritage and maintaining the community’s diversity.
Enhancing social connectedness within the neighborhood.
“When East Somerville Main Streets started, each business worked more or less alone to grow. At the start, East Somerville Main Streets worked to build a relationship with each of the restaurant owners and then to bring us together as a community. Problem-solving has gotten a lot easier. We now solve our problems through communicating; we know who to talk to or where to address something and we can speak through one voice.” – Befekadu Defar, Owner of Fasika