SURREY — Newton is looking to become the cultural and entertainment hub for Surrey. Philip Aguirre, president of Newton Business Improvement Association and owner of the Old Surrey Restaurant, is quite focused on this project. Although he also envisions a minor-league hockey team and a vibrant community, Aguirre says, “We need a hub, a base. We want Newton to be that hub.”

The mandate for the Newton BIA has four pillars: safety, area enhancement, government relations, and events and marketing. Of course, the businesses will benefit, and there are already several arts-based businesses in the area.

Carillon Music opened in Newton in 1970 and, three moves later, its piano-shaped building has been a landmark on King George Boulevard since 1987.

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