Corean Reynolds, a Puerto Rican El Mundo Latino 30 Under 30 recipient and Boston’s premier Nightlife Director’s job is quite literally to revamp the vacant nightlife scene in Boston. Bostonians have mixed emotions about this news, some are over the moon, while others are not as excited.
Most of the positivity stems from the excitement of what has been a rather limited nightlife scene in Boston for the past few decades. Most of the dissatisfaction centers around safety concerns often a result of increased nightlife. In addition, as an “early city” this would mean rescheduling most of the public transit such as the MBTA or Commuter Rail to coordinate with the hours of local businesses.
Corean Reynolds’ plan for Boston
Luckily, part of Reynolds’ role is itself to make the nighttime scene in Boston safer for all folk. And for improving the quality of work and life for those who do work in the nightlife scene.
In addition, Reynolds’ noted in a press conference that her priorities from day one on the job are increasing the late-night options in Boston neighborhoods, improving after-hours transit which currently operates until 1 AM, and boosting public safety for those out at night. Reynolds’ also is expected to play a hand in realizing Mayor Michelle Wu’s vision for a 24-hour downtown neighborhood in Boston.
Segun Idowu, the city’s Chief of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion, said she’ll also be focused on how “we’re redefining nightlife to be something that’s more than clubs and more than restaurants and bars.”
In addition to changing the exisiting nightlife scene, Reynolds’ role will also require some enforcement of loose laws that sometimes are over looked by local businesses.
Corean was previously the city’s Director of Economic Inclusion and was responsible in part for business equity and economic inclusion. Prior to that, she was featured on The Oprah Show as a blossoming child opera star!