Open Center for Children 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA02144 Located at the Clarendon Presbyterian Church, the Open Center for Children provides families with quality day care.…More Focusing on learing through games and creative activities, the Center has two classrooms: a Green Room, for ages 2 through 3.5-years-old, and a Blue Room for 3.5 through 5-years-old. The Center offers community-based day care in which parents can choose to enroll their children in either a five or three day program.
Louie's 193 Broadway, Somerville, MA02145 Louie's is a traditional, old-fashioned ice cream joint, lovingly called a "dinosaur" by its owner. This scoop house has…More been around since 1980, but only under its current ownership for the past five years. The current owners came to Louie's with a hankering for ice cream, only to find the shop had closed. They ended up purchasing it. Today, frozen pudding and a bubbly staff continue to endear generations of Louie's customers.
Often considered "the historic crossroads of Somerville," Union Square is a hotbed of transitioning business activity…More and cultural diversity. In the center of it all, USMS works hard to keep its district vital and forward-moving by promoting businesses new and old, organizing community events and connecting locals with the services they require.
Union Square Main Streets has also launched the new Design Annex, which is located in the same building as their administrative office. Developed asa coworking and networking space for creative industry professionals, the the Design Annex offers work space and also hosts an open house every Thursday from 9:30am to noon.
The Main Street approach was originally conceived in 1977 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as a way of maintaining the vitality of our nation's village centers. USMS is a nonprofit partnership of Union Square residents, local business owners, community leaders, the City of Somerville and the National Main Streets Center.