JAMAICA PLAIN, BOSTON – Hyde Jackson Square Main Street has changed its name to Three Squares Main Street JP. A Jamaica Plain Main Streets organization established to fortify the commercial business district along Centre Street in Jackson Square, Hyde Square, and Canary Square, Three Squares Main Street uses the proven local economic development model of the National Main Street Center (www.mainstreet.org/mainstreetamerica/theapproach).
Three Squares Main Street is rebranding after more than 3 years of district data gathering, cultural assets mapping, and district analysis. Their name and logo incorporates 3 squares in its geographic area of focus—Jackson, Hyde, Canary—and aims to clarify its unique purpose in the district. Its logo shows 3 small squares curved like Centre Street, surrounded by an orange line—reflecting the MBTA Orange Line—in the shape of a “3”.
“We were established a generation ago to tackle challenges in the business district with forward-thinking, local economic strategies,” said Tom Griffith, Three Squares Main Street’s Board President. “For the next several generations, Three Squares Main Street will guide growth and instill stability in the district by welcoming new entrepreneurs and supporting existing ones, and convening residents, business owners, institutional partners, and commercial property owners to work together to advance the district.”
Three Squares Main Street’s focus area is home to approximately 10,000 residents and more than 140 store-front businesses. It is vibrant in sounds, smells, and colors, has historic sites, amazing murals, great parks, hard-working and creative merchants, and numerous cultural events. Included in the Three Squares Main Street district is a recognized cultural district—Boston’s Latin Quarter.
To meet volunteers, learn about future initiatives, and ways to get involved in the business district, Three Squares Main Street invites the community to its Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 17 at 6:00 at Jamaica Mi Hungry in Jackson Square, the area’s newest restaurant, located at 225 Centre Street. The Annual Meeting is free and welcome to all. Food will be provided.
Founded in 1998, Three Squares Main Street JP is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization whose mission is to create a safe, visually vibrant, and economically sound business district along Centre Street in Jackson, Hyde, and Canary Squares. Three Squares Main Street is one of 20 Main Streets organizations in the City of Boston and more than 1,300 across the country. Similar to other Main Street programs, HJSMS is volunteer-driven with working committees that focus on streetscape design, district promotion, and building economic vitality in the business district as well as growing the organization. More information can be found at www.threesquaresmainstreet.org.