Conducting a comprehensive study of the neighborhood economy.
Leveraging over $400,000 worth of storefront improvements with a $50,000 investment
Participating in renovation of the historic Peabody Square Clock
Sponsoring a visit by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to tell local merchants about services the SBA can offer. Included a visit, with translator, to all Vietnamese-owned businesses in district
Participating in redevelopment of “The Banton Street Lot,” a large vacant lot in the heart of the district
Holding promotional events to publicize the district and its businesses: Dorchester Day cookouts; Dot Ave Scavenger Hunts; “Deck the Windows” window decorating celebration; “Look at Those People!” and “Art on the Avenue” sculpture exhibits; “Boston Unwrapped” holiday party and stroll accompanied by distribution of business directories and coupons for local merchants.