Square Business

Out of Town Going Out of Town
On Campus

Out of Town Going Out of Town

Upcoming renovations to the Harvard Square main plaza may force the removal of the iconic Out Of Town News news vendor. The $4.6 million renovation is set to begin in 2017.

Taking Care Of Business
College

Fall Semester Brings New Businesses to Harvard Square

​Students returning to campus for classes were welcomed by several changes to the local business landscape.

Harvard Square Businesses Map
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Businesses Map

Christos Soillis
On Campus

Christos Soillis

Harvard Square 360
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Chained Down

Harvard Square is a constantly changing environment, but recent increases in rent prices and different shopping patterns have made it harder for smaller local establishments to remain in business alongside national chains.

Affording Commencement
College

Graduation, for a Price

Though aid exists, some students still struggle to foot the bill for Commencement.

Paul Lee
On Campus

Paul Lee

Paul Lee, owner of Hong Kong Restaurant in Harvard Square, stands next to a mural on the wall of Hong Kong's second floor. The restaurant and lounge has been a landmark in Harvard Square for over 60 years.

Christos Soillis
On Campus

Christos Soillis

Felix's Shoe Repair owner Christos Soillis inspects a pair of high heeled shoes in his shop on Massachusetts Avenue.

Master Finisher
On Campus

Master Finisher

Christos Soillis, owner of Felix's Shoe Repair, smooths the sole of a high-heeled shoe with the Stanley Bostitch Master Finisher.

Making His Spark
On Campus

Making His Spark

Christos Soillis finishes a high-heeled shoe in his Cambridge shop.

Cutting it Close
On Campus

Cutting it Close

Christos Soillis uses a fine finishing tool to smooth the heel of a shoe in his Massachusetts Ave shop.

Bill Bartley
On Campus

Bill Bartley

Bill Bartley, owner of Bartley's Burger Cottage, poses in his Massachusetts Avenue restaurant. Bartley's, as the restaurant is affectionately known, has been in Harvard Square for over 50 years.

The Charles
Commencement

The Charles

The Charles Hotel is a popular Cambridge hotel for parents of Harvard students to stay, especially during Commencement. However, prices are steep and rooms go fast during Commencement season.

After Hours in Harvard Square
Harvard Square

After Hours in Harvard Square

The COOP
Harvard Square

After Low Turnout, Coop Board Moves to Application

​After years of low voter turnouts during its board elections of student representatives, the Harvard Coop changed its board recruitment process last year from open elections to formal applications.