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Maximizing the #ROSLove

RVMS and engaged residents like you have created profound positive change in Roslindale Village since 1985, when we were established as one of the nation’s first urban Main Street Programs. You’ve helped establish and grow important neighborhood anchors like the Village Market (which celebrates 20 years this year) and the Substation Building, which is well on its way to housing Chris Douglass’s new restaurant Third Rail. You’ve also helped us run free family-oriented events like the RVMS Farmers Market, Annual Egg Hunt, and even a Pop-Up Build Zone in a vacant storefront. Your support has also allowed us to provide design and marketing assistance to local businesses, and develop special elements like neighborhood lighting initiatives and stylish signage that communicate Roslindale Village is truly a one-of-a-kind destination in the City of Boston.

This past year alone, with your support, RVMS organized with local businesses, the City of Boston, and local community groups to build a quirky bike corral alongside Fornax Bread Company. We were also able to celebrate the winter season with Roslindale’s first ever Holiday Market on Birch Street, filling a vacancy with European-inspired gift vendors and activating the Courtyard with bushels of apples, holiday trees, and Boston Cheese Cellar serving up raclette in the chilly air. We do all of this to create a sense of community and to bring business owners and residents together.

Celebrate our business district by supporting Roslindale Village Main Street!

With resident contributions like yours, RVMS can continue the work of making Roslindale Village a unique and vibrant neighborhood business district where visitors, friends, and neighbors shop, eat, play, and collaborate.

Donate by June 30, 2017 to contribute to upcoming efforts including:

  • Locally designed lamppost banners showcasing neighborhood pride
  • New and improved holiday decorations
  • Expanded farmers market programming
  • An even brighter and beautiful Holiday Market on Birch Street
  • Technical assistance workshops for small business owners
  • More Pop-Up events in vacant storefronts like this year’s Pop-Up Build Zone

We can continue to grow this community together as invested citizens and shop owners. Whether it’s bringing life to vacant storefronts and street corners or bringing neighbors together to discuss and plan for the future of our neighborhood, RVMS works to make your vision for Roslindale a reality. When people come together: that is the magic of the Main Street program — and we cannot do it without you.

Sincerely and thanks,

Alia Hamada Forrest

Executive Director