MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2022
Enhancing Downtown Transit,
Return Of The Summer Street Arts Market,
Trephin Trunk Show & More
The Boston Transportation Department has big plans for multimodal transit enhancements in Downtown! Find out more below. We are also delighted to announce the return of the Summer Street Arts Market--keep reading for info. At Trephin salon, the arts are being celebrated with a trunk show this coming Friday. And Exchange at 100 Federal Street welcomes the debut of a new coffeeshop. Enjoy!

With the City's COVID-19 metrics indicating a significant increase in new cases since mid-March, it is important to stay vigilant. For a map of facilities in Boston offering COVID-19 vaccinations, please visit here.
Transportation Improvements
Planned For Downtown
The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is hosting a public meeting to discuss a wide variety of transportation enhancements for the corridor from North Station to the Seaport. As part of the proposed project, our district's Congress Street corridor would be one of several areas to be re-imagined for transit users, cyclists, pedestrians, and vehicular traffic. With the recent growth of the Seaport area, the Congress Street corridor's status as a leading regional employment center, and the large number of amenities and attractions found between North and South stations, BTD is focusing on a stretch of Downtown roadway that is key to our economic vitality and cultural vibrancy.

Join the community meeting this Thursday, April 28th, from 4-6 pm, at 100 Federal Street. BTD staff members have much to present--and your input is desired!

This will be the first of several BTD-hosted gatherings to take place, with a follow-up virtual meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 3rd, at 6:30 pm. To keep informed, please sign-up here for project updates and future announcements.
Summertime Arts Market Returning
To Summer Street!
The Downtown Boston Arts Market is set to return for the 2022 season! The Downtown Boston BID is delighted to host the market, which features local artisans showcasing their handcrafted wares, for its 13th season in Downtown Crossing. This year's market will debut next Thursday, May 5th; it will be open Thursdays-Fridays, 11 am-5:30 pm, through Friday, October 28th.

With over twenty vendors set to participate, the 2022 edition of the Arts Market, which will set-up in its traditional location on Summer Street Plaza, will highlight a diverse array of vendors and products. As in years past, the BID will program the Arts Market area with additional activations--musical entertainment and more. Stay tuned for more details!
Public Meeting For 35 Kingston Street
Cannabis Proposal
This Thursday, April 28th, at 6 pm, the City of Boston will host a virtual community meeting to consider a retail recreational cannabis dispensary proposed for Downtown. The proponents, Lowkey, are seeking to site the operation at 35 Kingston Street in the basement unit shown above.

Please see the e-flyer for more information, which includes the URL link and access code for attending the Zoom-based meeting.

The meeting, which is open to the general public, will include time for comments, questions, and concerns as part of the proceedings. Written testimony can be submitted via e-mail to Chulan Huang (, the Downtown liaison for the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS).
Afsoun Trunk Show Comes To Trephin
Spring is upon us and Trephin (25 Temple Place) is ready to help you accessorize! Afsoun will be displaying necklaces and bracelets at the salon from Friday, April 29th, through Sunday, May 8th.

The jewelry-oriented trunk show is a perfect complement for Trephin patrons--or newcomers curious to see what's on display! Make an appointment now; for those visiting for the trunk show, simply show up during Trephin's operating hours (Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 am-8 pm). Please note that masks are required at Trephin and that visitors must dial #032 on the intercom in order to be buzzed-in.
Tradesman Now Brewing At Exchange
There is a new addition to the restaurant offerings within the Exchange at 100 Federal Street! Join us in welcoming Tradesman, now serving-up delicious treats and a fantastic coffee program. This is the second Tradesman location to open in Downtown; the preexisting location is at 58 Batterymarch Street.

Tradesman at Exchange is now open weekdays, from 7 am-4 pm, and provides a great spot for breakfast, lunch, or afternoon meetings. The restaurant's award-winning menu includes various sandwiches, salads, pastries, and more.
Public Meeting Schedule And Community Updates

NOTE: City hearings and public meetings continue to be hosted remotely/virtually. Keep reading this e-newsletter for future updates regarding when City hearings and meetings will revert to being hosted in-person.

  • Tomorrow (April 26th), at 4 pm, the Boston Landmarks Commission will review proposals for a number of iconic Downtown landmarks, including the Jacob Wirth's Building, the Langham Hotel, the New England Telephone & Telegraph Building, and the Old State House.

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