Welcome to St. Mark's Area Main Street! SMAMS was designated as one of Boston's Main Street Districts in the summer of 1999. We are a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) corporation that brings together local businesses, residents, neighborhood organizations and community partners to strengthen the St. Mark's Area business district and the entire community. Our commercial district includes more than 100 businesses in almost 400,000 square feet of commercial and institutional space, and serves more than 30,000 residents, workers and commuters. We invite you to join us in our efforts to make the SMAMS district an even better place to live, work, and play!

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SMAMS Summer Business Promotions

It’s lovely weather out there and you’re open for business. SO ARE WE. You’ll see more information in our next newsletter, but here’s a sneak peak just for you!  Please contact Sydney by e-mail at, if you’d like details.

SMAMS Welcomes Jerry Samy, the 2015 Farmers’ Market Manager

Greetings, My name is Jerry Samy, and I am the 2015 Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers’ Market Manager and intern for ST. Mark’s Area Main Street (SMAMS). I am recent Economics graduate from UMass Boston. This Farmers Market season, I will be

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Celebrate Historic Preservation Month: All Saints Ashmont Restoration Tour

All Saints Ashmont Restoration Project Tour               Saturday, May 9, 11am-12:30pm 209 Ashmont Street, Dorchester MA (map) The Parish of All Saints and Saint Mark’s Area Main Streets (SMAMS) invite you to Dorchester’s historic

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Job Opportunity: SMAMS Seeks Executive Director

​ JOB OPPORTUNITY:  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Saint Mark’s Area Main Street (SMAMS) is conducting a search for a creative and dynamic Executive Director (ED) who will embody and promote the district vision. The ED will work with multiple stakeholders and municipal