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

Inman Square Coffee Talk

February 4, 2020
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Gather Here, 1343 Cambridge St. 

Second Thursdays

March 12, 2020
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! This month's theme is celebrating Women's History Month!

Events include:

  • Cambridge Women's Commission - "Mapping Feminist Cambridge" Walking Tour - 6:00 P.M. start time at 91 Hampshire Street. Walk is approximately 1.5 hours.
  • East Cambridge Savings Bank, (1310 Cambridge St.), Check out the Inman Mini Arts & Crafts Market - 6:00-8:00 P.M.
  • City Girl Cafe Inman Square (204 Hampshire St.) - 5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. - Open for dinner!
  • Christina's Spice and Specialty Foods (1297 Cambridge St.) - 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. - Free hot sauce tasting. 
  • Inman Square Wine & Spirits (1226 Cambridge St.), 6:00-8:00 P.M. - Stop by for an Irish Whiskey tasting (21+ only)
  • Gather Here Stitch Lounge (1343 Cambridge St..), 6:00-8:00 P.M. - Join the monthly "Make & Take" Event ($8 per participant)
  • Leo Carroll Jewelers (1348 Cambridge St.) 6:00-8:00 P.M. - Free jewelry cleaning
  • 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!
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!


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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