Three Squares Main Street JP held its Annual Meeting on the evening of October 17 at Jamaica Mi Hungry where attendees were able to learn about its past successes, volunteer opportunities, future plans, and its process of launching a new name and logo. 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.
At the meeting, which was more a celebration, Three Squares President Tom Griffith introduced new board member Rosa Herrero as well as other existing board members Yessy Feliz, Andrew Flink, Oliver Baez, and Yosef Haile.
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.
“We are excited to welcome Rosa to our board of directors. She has great skills, a positive personality, and works hard,” said Griffith. “Rosa’s keen eye for design and likeability will nicely complement our board and will no doubt produce immediate results for the Three Squares Main Street business district.”
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 its 3 squares—Jackson, Hyde, and Canary. 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 economic vitality in the business district as well as growing the organization. More information can be found at www.threesquaresmainstreet.org.