LOCATION: NEWBURY STREET, BOSTON
TYPE: RETAIL DISTRICT
THE CHALLENGE: In spring 2023, the City of Boston announced they would lengthen its Open Newbury season from 4 weeks to span 16 Sunday’s throughout the summer and into the fall. In collaboration with the Boston Transportation Dept we supported all communication, outreach and program logistics throughout this elongated season, in an effort to support the wide range of businesses up and down this mile-long stretch of the street, including shops, salons, galleries and restaurants.
THE OUTCOME: Isenberg Projects hit the ground running at the start of the summer, our team identified best practices to support businesses on Sunday’s and create a safe and welcoming pedestrian experience.
Businesses with a brick and mortar presence on Newbury Street are encouraged to activate their storefront by bringing products, services and brand awareness to the space in front of their shop. In addition to business activations, we deployed pop-up public seating which was installed weekly. These spaces acted as both rest zones for pedestrians and activity zones for local community organizations.
DESIGN + MARKETING
Our design team created additional marketing assets for the City of Boston and participating businesses to utilize, increasing the program’s visibility online and through social channels. This was in support of Newbury Street businesses to utilize unified branding and raise program awareness to their customers and clients. An increased signage and wayfinding presence along Newbury Street also created more visibility for the program and served to keep pedestrians and vehicle traffic safe.