US2 & Union Square Main Streets Announce “Union Lunch” Summer Series Celebrating Union Square Restaurants & Businesses


Join In Friday Festivities Including Lunch, Live Music and Workshops

Somerville, MA – In partnership with Union Square Main Streets, Union Square Station Associates (US2), Somerville’s master developer partner for Union Square’s revitalization, announced its “Union Lunch” summer series showcasing delicious lunch fare from a different neighborhood restaurant each Friday through September 18th on Union Square Plaza.

Sponsored by US2, the events will be free to the public and will feature live music by local bands and lawn games while local businesses host workshops and classes. A rotating selection of local restaurants will be on site offering lunch for purchase. The events will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

“Union Lunch is a great opportunity to enjoy the best Union Square has to offer – fantastic cuisine, eclectic music, interesting businesses and community,” said Greg Karczewski, president of US2. “We hope this regular Friday gathering will help shine a spotlight on our local business community, add additional daytime energy to the Square, and bring people together for an early start to the weekend.”

“Union Lunch will be a uniquely Union Square experience, so bring your friends, family and coworkers to enjoy the festivities this Friday and every Friday for the next ten weeks,” said Esther Hanig, executive director of Union Square Main Streets.”

The first Union Lunch took place this past Friday, July 17th and featured dishes by Nepali and Indian restaurant Momo N Curry, music by the Somerville Ukulele Club, and jewelry-making demonstrations by BeadKreative.

Weekly updates advertising details of upcoming lunches can be found on US2’s website at


Union Square Station Associates (US2) is the City of Somerville’s master developer partner for the state-approved Union Square Revitalization Project that includes over 15 acres of redevelopment near the future Union Square MBTA Green Line Station. US2 is collaborating with the community to create a vital and viable redevelopment plan for Union Square that realizes the community objectives as laid out in Somerville’s long-term plan, SomerVision. These objectives include making Union Square into a destination for employers, creating public green space, achieving housing goals with a range of affordability, and preserving the historical character and authenticity that everybody loves today. For more information on US2, visit, or find us on Twitter.


Union Square Main Streets works collaboratively to actively support a vibrant neighborhood by preserving the character and advancing the economic strength of the Union Square business district and community. By highlighting the artistic and ethnic strengths of the neighborhood we seek to drive commercial and economic development. We celebrate food — local and international, our own eclectic creative sensibilities, and the dense, unique fabric of our New England square that blossomed before there was such as thing as smart growth. For more information on USMS, visit

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