BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — City officials are looking to do away with one of Boston's nicknames as "the city that always sleeps," with the appointment of the first-ever Director of Nightlife Economy. Corean Reynolds is starting in March to tackle the post-pandemic challenges facing the late night scene in Boston while balancing Mayor Michelle Wu's goal to make "a city for everyone."
During the announcement on Wednesday, Chief of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion Segun Idowu clarified that Reynolds won't just be looking to boost the bar and club scene, but will be speaking with stakeholders to find the best way forward for a Boston businesses that run outside the daylight hours.
“We are working to create more opportunities for residents and businesses to help our night scene grow and bolster our local economy across the board. I’m grateful to Corean for her leadership and look forward to advancing our work for a culturally vibrant, inclusive city with economic opportunity and community welcoming to all," Wu said.
Reynolds, a native to Chicago, Illinois, comes to the position with a wealth of experience, standing as a member on the English for New Bostonians Board of Directors and the Coalition for an Equitable Economy, Greater Boston Immigrant Defense Fund, and is a recipient of El Mundo 2022 Latino 30 Under 30.
Reynolds also co-founded and manage internal operations for the Boston Foundation’s Business Equity Fund.
"“Boston's communities are already abundant with resources and this unique role will allow me to liaise between the Wu Administration and the flourishing business community, to strengthen and amplify the communities and businesses that already exist in Boston, while identifying new opportunities to expand connectivity, access, and equity amongst Boston’s diverse population," Reynolds said.