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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 | psaffari@cambridgema.gov

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 | kriley@cambridgema.gov

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Upcoming Events in Inman Square

Inman Square Second Thursdays
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Starts at 6:00 p.m. 
Attend the kick off of the East Cambridge Business Association's new monthly event series. Explore Inman Square and enjoy specials and delights offered by local restaurants and businesses. 

Event highlights:

  • Inman Oasis (243 Hampshire St.), 6-10:00pm - Celebrate mom! Receive a $5 coupon toward your next visit with a purchase of a $50 gift certificate (in-store only)
  • Leo Carroll Jewelers (1348 Cambridge St.), 6-8:00pm - Free jewelry cleaning
  • Albertine Press (1309 Cambridge St.), 6:00-7:00pm - Mother's Day is Sunday! Stop in and grab a special card for mom
  • Gather Here (1343 Cambridge St.), 6:00-8:00pm - Enter a raffle to win "Inman Bucks" for Inman Eats and Crafts, learn about the Inman Square Loyalty program, participate in a "Make and Take" Pom Pom craft ($8, ages 12 years and older)
  • Tex Mex Eats Pop Up (1193 Cambridge St.), 6:00-9:00pm
  • Puritan & Company (1166 Cambridge St.), 9:00-10:00pm "Bar Pie Thursdays" - get a free cheese pizza with a purchase of an adult beverage at the bar
  • The Druid (1357 Cambridge St.), 10:00pm - In-house DJ


Inman Eats and Crafts
Sunday, May 19
Cambridge Street, between Springfield and Prospect Streets
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Buy tickets for the event

Inman Square Second Thursdays
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Starts at 6:00 p.m. 
Explore Inman Square and enjoy specials and delights offered by local restaurants and businesses. 

Inman Square Second Thursdays
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Starts at 6:00 p.m. 
Explore Inman Square and enjoy specials and delights offered by local restaurants and businesses. 

Inman Square Second Thursdays & Annual Movie Night
Thursday, August 8
Starts at 6:00 p.m. 
Explore Inman Square and enjoy specials and delights offered by local restaurants and businesses. 


How do I Participate in the Inman Square Loyalty Program?

To support Inman Square’s vibrant local businesses during construction, the Community Development Department launched the Inman Square Loyalty Program. To participate:

  • 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.

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.

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