Open During Construction

Inman Square Construction Impact Mitigation

Community Development

The Community Development Department and the Department of Public Works are collaborating with the East Cambridge Business Association, Inman Square Neighborhood Association, Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, and Cambridge Local First to mitigate construction-related impacts on local businesses associated with the Inman Square Intersection Improvements Project.

Contact Information

For questions related to construction mitigation for local businesses, contact Pardis Saffari, Senior Economic Development Manager, Community Development Department
(617) 349-4654 |

For questions related to construction for the Inman Square Intersection Improvements Project, contact Kate Riley, Community Relations Manager, Department of Public Works
(617) 349-4870 |

Tips and FAQs

How do I Participate in the Inman Square Loyalty Program?

  • Pick up an Inman Square Loyalty Card at a participating Inman Square business.
  • Visit participating businesses each month and get your card stamped six (6) times.
  • Return your completed Loyalty Card (6 stamps) to drop boxes located throughout Inman Square.
  • Be entered to win a $50.00 gift card to an Inman Square business of your choice. Two winners will be chosen at the end of each month while construction is ongoing.

Participants are limited to submitting one completed Loyalty Card per month. No purchase necessary to participate.   

Note: City of Cambridge employees are encouraged to support Inman Square businesses during construction, but are not eligible to participate in the Loyalty Program. Gift cards cannot be used for wine, liquor or tobacco purchases, per Massachusetts state law.

For full program and participant eligibility details, click here. 

Participating businesses are indicated with a heart icon in the map below. Download a Loyalty Program Map (PDF) here.

Upcoming Events in Inman Square

Second Thursdays

November 14, 2019
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Inman Square

Join the Community Development Department and East Cambridge Business Association for our monthly event series: Second Thursdays in Inman Square! In addition to exploring local businesses, pick up a free "I Love Inman Square" bag and participate in the Inman Square Loyalty Program. Second Thursdays is free and open to all!

Inman Square Gratitude Wall (1280 Cambridge Street)
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
What are you thankful for? Share your gratitude by posting on the wall!

Inman Oasis (243 Hampshire Street), 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Enjoy 10% off all retail, including baseball caps and beanies, and stop in to learn how you can nominate someone you're grateful for to win a massage!

Inman Square Wine and Spirits (1226 Cambridge Street), 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Stop by for a beer and wine tasting! (21+ only) 

Gather Here Stitch Lounge (1343 Cambridge St.), 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Join the monthly Make & Take event and make Needle Felt Pumpkins! ($8 per participant)

Albertine Press (1309 Cambridge St.), 7:00-8:30 p.m
Shadow Box Workshop: create your own stencil and background to personalize your own shadow box! ($75 per participant; all materials provided)

Puritan & Company (1166 Cambridge St.), 9:00-10:00 p.m.
"Bar Pie Thursdays": Get a free cheese pizza with a purchase of an adult beverage at the bar!

DruidPub Cambridge (1357 Cambridge St.), 10:00 p.m.
DJ night - enjoy local talent spinning their decks for a night of music!

Inman Square Holiday Stroll
December 12, 2019
4:00-10:00 p.m.
Inman Square

How can I help my business during construction?

  • Stop by a monthly "Coffee Talk" hosted by the Department of Public Works to speak with City staff about the Inman Square Intersection Improvements Project.

Page was last modified on 10/23/2019 1:31 PM
Provide Feedback

Got feedback?

Please provide your feedback below: