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Where community and commerce connect. We are committed to supporting business owners in our neighborhood find tools to grow.

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DESIGN

COMMITTEE

PROMOTIONS

COMMITTEE

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Looking to open a new business in Fields Corner? Or upgrading your brand, storefront, and/or signage? Fields Corner Main Street can help connect you with resources.

 

Any business within the boundaries of one of Boston's 20 Main Street districts is eligible to get free design assistance and, in some cases, grant funding for storefront and signs.  The ReStore Boston Program helps neighborhood business and property owners with storefront improvements and signage. Restore Boston provides matching grants (up to $7,500 per storefront) to assist neighborhood business storefront renovation projects.  A separate signage program can provide $2,000 grants on a non-matching basis for improving signs. In addition to funding, ReStore Boston provides professional architectural design services at no cost to the business to ensure improvements are well planned and of the highest quality.

 

Please note, the city’s design guidelines still need to be followed even if a business and/or property owner chooses not to apply for the city’s grant funding.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
AND BENEFITS

Design assistance for new signage, awnings and storefront improvements
as well as financial assistance through ReStore Boston.

 

Marketing, legal, financial and other business assistance one-on-one or
through educational seminars, workshops, trainings or networking breakfasts.

 

Assistance with permitting, licensing or other concerns.

 

Promotion of your business to local residents and visitors through our 
website, newsletters and social media posts

 

Increased security in Fields Corner through FCMS' efforts to work
with police to coordinate a Business Watch Initiative

 

Clean streets through Fields Corners'  “Don’t Spot the Dot” anti-litter program

Coordination and promotion of ribbon-cutting ceremonies for storefront
improvements projects and new businesses

 

Coordination of efforts with the city of Boston on traffic and
streetscape improvements on Dot Avenue

 

Highlight your business at the Fields Corner at local events including the holiday tree lighting ceremony as well as Dorchester Day Parade

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

REACH OUT

Take a look at all the linked resources that can help save your business money
and time.

Please get in touch if you are interested in learning how FCMS can help improve your business

REACH OUT
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BOSTON BUYING POWER

Control your utility costs.

BOSTON LICENSING
& PERMITTING

Find and submit forms and applications.

RESTORE BOSTON

Discover resources for sign and storefront improvements.

RENEW BOSTON

Learn how Mass Save can help residents save energy and money at home.

Local Restaurant
Cashier

RETAIL VISIONING

Consulting and technical assistance for storefronts.

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