AUGUST 24, 2023
The Somerville Media Center (SMC) announced today that it has secured a temporary site in Somerville effective September 1, 2023. With assistance from Rafi Properties, owner, and operator of Somernova (aka Somerville’s Innovation Hub), a 7.4 acre innovation campus and community located just outside Union Square.
SMC will begin their move from the old firehouse in Union Square next week and expects to begin limited operation at Somernova in a currently vacant space located in the heart of the campus at 12 Tyler Street on September 15, 2023.
The city owned building that SMC has occupied for over 35 years, located in the heart of Union Square at 90 – 92 Union Square, was closed by the City of Somerville, which ordered the current tenants, SMC and the Massachusetts Alliance for Portugese Speakers to vacate the building no later than September 30, 2023.
Jesse Buckley, SMC Board President, stated “Somernova has really come through for us, showing that they are invested in our long term success by providing temporary space for SMC to continue with our after school program and other services while we are in the midst of a more permanent relocation. The fact that our temporary home is so close to the space we will be building for the future makes a difficult time much easier. They are a true partner.”