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Successful Uphams Corner Street Fair 2012


August 18, 2012

Uphams Corner Street Fair 2012

Over 150 Upham’s Corner residents, businesses, employees, and pedestrians participated in the first annual Upham’s Corner Street Fair on Saturday, August 18th 2012 from 12- 5pm. The street fair, presented by Upham’s Corner Main Street and Dorchester Bay EDC, brought together several Upham’s Corner stakeholders for anaft ernoon of local business sales, food, entertainment, and art along the sidewalks of Columbia Road and Dudley Street in Upham’s Corner.

The street fair capitalized on a high concentration of activities within the Upham’s Corner business district to drive foot traffic and create positive experiences, especially near the Strand Theatre (543 Columbia Road) and Paraiso Restaurant (750 Dudley Street), who was celebrating their one year anniversary in Upham’s Corner with free food, face painting, and music. The event also continued the community’s recent push to connect the arts with neighborhood revitalization by welcoming local artists to sell work during the event, one of whom sold her first photograph that day! Participants and activities of the street fair included:

Flea market at Pilgrim Church

Dublin House food samples

Singh’s Roti Shop’s pop-up restaurant

Mario’s Party food carts

Restaurant Laura’s pop-up restaurant

Amado Enterprises information table

Avon Products information table

Paraiso Restaurant 1 year anniversary

Bird Street Community Center blown glass sales

Upham’s Corner Health Center info table

Upham’s Corner Main Street info table

Mujeres Unidas info table

JayPix Belmer photography sales

Dorchester Bay EDC Youth Force face painting

Metro PCS info table


and info table

Citizens Bank info table

D & D sidewalk sales

Bank of America info table

Boston Police Department Ice Cream Truck

A&M Bargain Center sidewalk sale

Special thanks to the City of Boston, Strand Theatre, Boston Police Department, Bird Street Community Center, Upham’s Corner Health Center, and Upham’s Corner News for help organizing the event, and congratulations to Paraiso Restaurant (750 Dudley Street) on their 1 year anniversary in Upham’s Corner!

For more information about the event or to see more photos, please contact Max MacCarthy at 617-265-0363 or Beto Rosa at 617-825-4200 x 241.


Posted: Month September 1 2012     Nancy J Conrad

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