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Harvard Square

Oggi Will Move to Former Finale Dessert Location

Although the physical location will be different, the square footage will remain about the same and customers should expect almost everything else to remain unchanged, Oggi Manager Elvett Welch said.

Clover To Reopen
Harvard Square

Clover Will Move to Former Yenching Location

Clover Food Lab aficionados questioning the future of the Harvard Square storefront may fear no more: the beloved local vegetarian restaurant will be moving to the Massachusetts Avenue building previously home to Yenching restaurant.

What would we have done with only ONE Peet's Coffee in a 2-block radius?
Harvard Square

Overheard at the New Capital One Peet’s in Harvard Square

There's a new Peet's Coffee in Harvard Square. For those wondering, this Peet’s, which doubles as the front counter of a Capital One bank, now sits in the same block as the two Starbucks and two CVS’s in the area, and is within sight of the original Peet’s that sits on the opposite corner.

New Harvard Square 5
Harvard Square

Banking Cafe Opens in Harvard Square

Capital One Cafe, a restaurant affiliated with the national bank, opened up its fifth Boston-area cafe at 24 JFK St. earlier last month. Capital One spokesperson Laura DiLello described the cafe as “a store within a store.”

Shopping in the Square
Harvard Square

Holiday Fair Draws Loyal Shoppers and Vendors

Many customers said they are drawn to the fair because of the personal shopping experience and the unique handmade products, which include body products, clothing, glassware, ceramics, and prints.

Yenching Closes
Student Life

Yenching Shutters Doors After 40 Years

Loyal customers were shocked and saddened by the sudden closing on Sunday evening of Yenching restaurant, a Szechuan-style Chinese eatery that has been a staple of Harvard Square for decades.

Yenching Closes
Harvard Square

Yenching Closes

Yenching Restaurant, pictured on Monday evening. The eatery, which has been serving Harvard Square for 40 years, closed on Sunday.

City Sports Closing Sale
Harvard Square

City Sports Closing Sale

City Sports advertises a going-out-of-business sale at its Brattle Street location on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

City Sports Closing Sale
Harvard Square

A Boston Fixture, City Sports Closing Its Doors

City Sports will close all 26 stores including its Harvard Square location.

Food and Drink

Harvard Square Welcomes El Jefe’s Taqueria

El Jefe’s owner John Schall said he wants to create a higher quality dining experience by using fresh ingredients in his taqueria, which replaced The Taco Truck at the 83 Mt. Auburn St. storefront.

Tealuxe Love Story
FlyBy Blog

Harvard Square Tea Tasting: A Spiritual Journey

As the temperature finally drops and midterm season comes back, the need for warmth and caffeine becomes more and more urgent. While many, including myself, swear by coffee, there exists a portion of students who are swayed more by tea. This less popular and often less caffeinated drink seems to be overshadowed by the power that the java has, especially during days when you need to finish a paper at 4 am. While coffeehouses are too numerous to count, locations to experience something other than the HUDS-provided English Breakfast or Green Tea are limited. To find these places and fully experience the joy of drinking unique teas, I gave up coffee for a weekend and embarked on a tasting of some of the teas Harvard Square provides.

El Jefe's Taqueria: Mexican Bowl
Harvard Square

El Jefe's Taqueria: Mexican Bowl

A cold carnitas bowl...how sad.

Chelsea Clinton Signs Books at Harvard Bookstore

Chelsea Clinton Signs Books at Harvard Bookstore

The line for Chelsea Clinton’s appearance at the Harvard Book Store wound around the block. Clinton signed copies of her new book, “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired, and Get Going!”, aimed at children and teens.

Y2Y Harvard Square Begins Construction
Student Groups

Youth Homeless Shelter Enters Final Phase of Capital Campaign

Leaders of Y2Y look to raise the last $50,000 of a $1.25 million fundraising goal through a crowdsourcing campaign to open a student-run shelter for homeless youth.

Harvard Square

Head of the Charles Buoys Sales in Harvard Square

​This weekend’s Head of the Charles Regatta brought Harvard Square establishments a boom in sales and a change of pace from business as usual.

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes