Thursday, February 13, 2020 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Office of Economic Development today encouraged residents and visitors to support local businesses in Boston’s Chinatown, and launched a “small business bingo” card for social media.
“Chinatown is one of the many vibrant neighborhoods in Boston, and I encourage all our residents and visitors to support the small businesses that make us a diverse and world-class city,” said Mayor Walsh. “Our small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities, and you can help support Chinatown businesses as we celebrate the Lunar New Year.”
The Office of Economic Development will be using the hashtag #LoveBostonChinatown, and encourages users to share photos of themselves in Chinatown supporting small businesses using #LoveBostonChinatown during the Chinese New Year.
Chinatown’s dense mix of shops, restaurants, and housing in historic buildings creates an ever-bustling neighborhood. There’s easy access to Downtown, the Theater District, and Boston’s dynamic waterfront. Chinatown’s elegant gate across Beach Street marks the eastern entrance to the neighborhood. With its unique water features and bamboo, Chinatown Park forms a place of respite.
“We are delighted to have residents and visitors explore Chinatown’s unique restaurants, cultural landmarks, and hidden gems that offer something for everyone. We are proud to join Mayor Walsh and promote Chinatown’s diverse mix of restaurants, shops, and history,” said the Chinatown Main Streets Board of Directors.
While visitors come from all over to sample Chinatown’s range of specialty Asian shops and restaurants, Chinatown is also home to a number of other businesses and organizations, including Tufts Medical Center. South Station serves as a major rail and bus hub for Boston, bringing numerous visitors through the area every day. Chinatown Main Street supports area business owners and nonprofits.
More information about businesses and services in Chinatown is available by visiting Chinatown Main Street.