Upham's Corner Main Street

Celebrating Creative Community | June 13

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UCMS Fundraiser  | Thursday, June 13th 6:30 - 8:30pm | Strand Theater (543 Columbia Road)

Mayor Thomas M. Menino & Upham's Corner Main Street present UCMS' 6th annual fundraiser: the Upham's Corner Adventure - Celebrating Creative Community, which returns to the Strand Theater for a second year in a row.     >> Read More

Upham's Corner Adventure | June 14

Mayor Menino & Upham's Corner Main Street present UCMS' newest marquee event - The Upham's Corner Adventure! Come and help honor the past, present, and future of Upham's Corner as UCMS brings together local residents, businesses, and city officials for an unforgettable night of music, entertainment, food and drink, and a live auction.    

Thursday, June 14th from 6:30-8:30 PM @ the Strand Theater - celebrate UCMS' volunteer-based effort to revitalize the Upham's Corner business district. Proceeds go to UCMS' continued efforts. For tickets and sponsorship information, please click here.

UCMS 2011 Annual Meeting, Oct. 25

Please join Upham's Corner Main Street for their 2011 Annual Meeting to learn about recent progress, meet members new and old, and weigh in on important issues! Members are eligible to vote in board elections, but all should come to see the unveiling of a new storefront office, recently completed strategic plan, and new UCMS initiatives. Want to join UCMS? Click here for a membership application.

The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m on Tuesday, October 25, at The Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester. Refreshments will be provided. Congratulations to Max MacCarthy, the new Executive Director of Upham's Corner Main Street!

A Farewell to Zach Cohen of UCMS, Jul. 21

Upham's Corner Main Street LogoZach Cohen, who has served as Executive Director of Upham's Corner Main Street for the past 4½ years, is leaving in order to pursue an MBA. Celebrate hard work and achievement with a fun evening of socialization and reflection. Join Zach and the UCMS family at 6 p.m. this Thursday, July 21, for drinks and snacks at Restaurant Laura, 688 Columbia Road.

Turn the Corners with UCMS, May 26

Turn the CornerTurn the Corner returns to Dublin House! Join Upham's Corner Main Street on Thursday, May 26th for food and drinks at Dublin House, 9 Stoughton Street. UCMS folks will be there from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Stop by for 10 minutes or for 2 hours. And feel free to bring anyone you want!

Turn the Corner is an informal gathering of friends connected to the Upham's Corner district. No agenda, no speeches, no obligations. Just come and hang out and have a snack or a drink. Turn the Corner occurs on the final Thursday of every month.  Contact Upham’s Corner Main Street at (617) 265-0363 or visit their storefront office at 545 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125.  

Uphams Corner Reinvented, May 12

This event has been rescheduled from April 28th to May 12th. Upham's Corner Main Street is holding an event to unveil its new organizational strategic plan. You've seen their new logo and may know about their new storefront office next to the Strand Theatre! But that's just the beginning - join UCMS at the brand new Kroc Community Center, 650 Dudley Street, for an intriguing introduction to Upham's Corner Main Street Reinvented!  >> Read More

Turn the Corner with UCMS, April 30

Turn the CornerTurn the Corner returns! Following a great evening at Dublin House in March, Upham's Corner Main Street is ending off this month with more excitement. Join UCMS on Saturday, April 30th for food and drinks at Restaurant Laura, 688 Columbia Road as they continue this fun new tradition. UCMS folks will be there from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Stop by for 10 minutes or for the full two hours. Feel free to bring anyone you want!

Turn the Corner is an informal gathering of friends connected to the Upham's Corner district. No agenda, no speeches, no obligations. Just come and hang out and have a snack or a drink.

UCMS Urban Safari & BBQ Bash, Jun. 22

The fourth annual Urban Safari will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Franklin Park Zoo’s Barnyard! The annual Upham's Corner Main Street fundraiser Urban Safari is a celebration of the Upham’s Corner community and supporting its business district revitalization. This fun-filled event is more than just a night at the zoo; the evening’s adventure includes music, food and drink, games and prizes, and a silent auction! It began in 2007, as way to underwrite management and execution of the UCMS goals to support small businesses in order to create a more thriving Upham’s Corner community. Click here to buy tickets. >> Read More

Upham's Corner Main Street


(617) 265-0363


Through a partnership of merchants, residents and civic leaders, our Main Street organization will make Upham’s Corner a thriving, multi-cultural, business and entertainment center that attracts people from all over Boston. UCMS was first created in 1996, when a group of passionate neighborhood residents, merchants, and civic leaders banded together to plan and manage the revitalization of the once vibrant Upham's Corner business and residential district. With a volunteer Board of Directors and a small but committed staff, UCMS set out to create new permanent jobs, an optimal mix of retail businesses, and shopping opportunities that fit the needs of residents.


545 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
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The organization operates under the Four-Point Approach, created by The National Trust for Historic Preservation, to facilitate the revitalization of Upham’s Corner. UCMS mirrors the Four-Point Approach through the use of four committees: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization, and Promotion.

As one of the 19 programs in the Boston Main Streets network, UCMS is an enterprising program that has a track record of innovative project planning and implementation that has raised the profile of the Upham’s Corner Commercial District. Upham’s Corner is becoming more competitive in the retail and entertainment arenas of Boston and is now a highly sought location for new businesses looking for a profitable location.

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