Welcome to the Downtown Waltham Partnership!

The goals of the Downtown Waltham Partnership:

 

  • Promote and revitalize the downtown area

 

  • Preserve and assist with Historic Preservation efforts in downtown Waltham

 

  • Improve the appearance of the streetscape

 

  • Provide assistance to business and property owners with renovation and development projects

 

  • Encourage a wide variety of businesses

 

  • Assist in making downtown Waltham cleaner, greener and more pedestrian oriented

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News & Events

We are So Very Excited to Announce the Local Businesses Participating in our 3rd Annual Holiday Stroll

When: This Thursday, Dec. 13. Please start gathering at Embassy Park at 5pm, stroll will start promptly at 5:30pm!

Where: Embassy Park, Moody Street

 

Thank you to our 2018 participating businesses!

  • Waltham Popcorn (pop up at Embassy Park)
  • The Salvation Army of Massachusetts
  • Alba's Mediterranean Market and Bakery
  • Raj Collections
  • Los compadres barbershop
  • FireCycle Studio
  • SuperShag Dance Studios
  • Marcou Jewelers
  • Bistro781
  • The Outer Limits
  • ID art
  • Game Underground
  • Joco's bar & kitchen
  • Charcoal Guido's
  • Gourmet Pottery
  • Lizzy's Homemade Icecream (pop up with Maura Leary award winning author)
  • Monique Rancourt Jewelry and Artisan Gallery
  • ChicMed Laser & Esthetic Center

 

City of Waltham Holiday Tree Lighting

November 23, 2018 - Mayor Jeannette A. McCarthy and the Waltham Celebration Committee invite you to the Waltham Common for the City’s Annual Holiday Lighting. This year’s event will be held on Friday, November 23, 2018.

 

At 5:30pm, the Waltham American Legion Band Brass Quartet will play. At 6:00pm, the Waltham High School Show Choirs will get everyone in the holiday spirit with performing some holiday classics!

 

After the Waltham Common is lit up, there will be a special appearance by Santa!

 

Parents make sure to bring your cameras to take your child’s photo on Santa’s lap in City Hall after the holiday season is kicked off on the Common.

 

Santa’s mailbox (Provided by the Waltham Women’s Club) will also be set up on the Common for children to leave their letters to Santa during the holiday season. Deadline to submit letters is Sunday, December 16th, to ensure a response from Santa before Christmas. (Be sure to leave a return address on each child’s letter).

 

More Than Words Event

December 6, 2018

More Than Words is gearing up to hold another one of their luncheons at their Waltham site on Thursday, December 6th.

 

With a newly activated 2nd floor, they are hopeful to use this one as a catalyst to meet some really terrific Waltham area people! Can you make it? [PDF]

 

 

Welcome to the Neighborhood: Balani

July 25, 2018 - 469 Moody Street (article from The Waltham Channel)

An eclectic new restaurant is now open for dinner at 469 Moody Street in the former Raffaele’s location. The rotating menu includes quirky comfort food classics that “sound a little weirder than they are” on the menu, according to Balani owner Dave Becker.

 

The offerings include donut holes, fried chicken, pizza, flatbreads, burgers and poutine. But don’t be surprised if South American empanadas and Vietnamese pho turn up. Mains run from $20–29, and Balani is open from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Becker has earned acclaim with his other two restaurants, Sweet Basil in Needham and Juniper in Wellesley. Laid back in his approach, Becker stenciled a makeshift sign when Balani first opened a little while back. The final sign is on the way... Good luck! Photo: Balani (Article/ The Waltham Channel)

 

Welcome to the Neighborhood: FireCycle Studio

July 25, 2018 - Wicked Local - Waltham gets first spinning studio as Moody Street’s FireCycle opens - FireCycle Studio, 290 Moody St., Waltham, MA 02453

 

Check Out The Newest Completed Storefront Improvement Program Member

 

Information from the Waltham Health Department:

The City of Waltham Board of Health will work together with residents, business owners, and other City Departments to promote a better understanding of rat/rodent behavior and how to minimize their presence and impact on the community. Our inspectors are committed to rodent control and providing educational information to the public. By working together we can keep our neighborhoods clean and healthy. There's no way around it! To send the rats packing we all have to work together.

 

For more information click here.  If you have questions or concerns please call

(781) 314-3305

 

Storefront Improvement Program sees more businesses improving their outward appearances!

 

The continuing results of the Storefront Improvement Program (SIP) are impressive. New signs have gone up at Joco's Bar and Kitchen at 450 Moody Street, Suman's Salon at 396 Moody Street, Marcou Jewelers at 318 Moody Street, Los Primo's Barbershop at 459 Moody Street, and Leo's Place Diner at 655 Main Street.

 

The Storefront Improvement Program is a pilot program of the DWP which provides grants of up to $5,000.00 for exterior facade improvements such as awnings, signage, windows, etc. The program is funded through the City of Waltham Planning Departments using CDBG funds.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS IN 2018

 

FREE "Tick Tock Trolley" loop, serving portions of the Downtown

Thu - Sat, 6pm - 11pm

Tick Tock Trolley

 

Dates Set For 2019 Riverfest, Steampunk Events

The dates for the annual Waltham Riverfest and Steampunk Festival have been set. The Riverfest is set to be held the weekend of June 15, 2019 and the Steampunk Festival  will be May 11, 2019.

 

3rd Annual Holiday Stroll

When: Thursday, Dec. 13. Please start gathering at Embassy Park at 5pm, stroll will start promptly at 5:30pm!

Where: Embassy Park, Moody Street

 

City of Waltham Holiday Tree Lighting

November 23, 2018 - Mayor Jeannette A. McCarthy and the Waltham Celebration Committee invite you to the Waltham Common for the City’s Annual Holiday Lighting. This year’s event will be held on Friday, November 23, 2018. [More]

 

More Than Words Event

December 6, 2018

More Than Words is gearing up to hold another one of their luncheons at their Waltham site on Thursday, December 6th.

 

With a newly activated 2nd floor, they are hopeful to use this one as a catalyst to meet some really terrific Waltham area people! Can you make it? [PDF]

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