Square Business

Border Cafe
Food and Drink

Harvard Square's Best Gluten-Free Eats

Eating gluten-free can be hard, but with this list, you'll be able to be both gluttonous and gluten free!

Harvard Square

Les Sablons Brings French Cuisine to Historic Conductor’s Building

​The historic 1912 Conductor’s Building—the only surviving structure from Cambridge’s earliest subway system—is back in business, but this time without any subway cars.

Chicken and Rice
Food and Drink

E. Coli Outbreak Temporarily Closes Chicken & Rice Guys Food Truck

An outbreak of E.coli has forced the closure of the Boston area's Chicken & Rice Guys locations, including the food truck often parked in the Science Center Plaza.

Clover Coffee Bar
On Campus

Science Center Clover Prompts Memes, Excitement, and Despair Among Students

For some, the change is a more healthful and convenient dining option, while others say they will miss the greasy grab-and go food once occupying the Science Center.

On Campus

Clover to Open in Science Center

Clover Food Lab will replace Greenhouse Cafe in the Science Center’s partially-renovated Cabot Science Library.

Crimson Corner Newstand
Food and Drink

Cambridge Residents Worried &pizza Will Detract from Square

Cantabrigians voiced concerns that the D.C.-based &pizza’s arrival in Harvard Square may detract from the Square’s unique character.

Theater
Harvard Square

Theater

The Harvard Square Theater on Church Street advertises leasing. The brick building remains vacant years after its closing, prompting the Cambridge City Council to look into the owner’s plans for its redevelopment.

Theater
Harvard Square

Former Harvard Square Theater Still Without Plans

​The owner of the former Harvard Square Theater property has not made public his plans for the property more than a month after the City Council gave him 30 days to do so.

Fjällräven
Harvard Square

Swedish Outdoor Store Fjällräven Treks Into Square

​Adding a Scandinavian touch to the Square, Swedish outdoor brand Fjällräven held its grand opening—complete with live music, food, promotions, and giveaways—at 63 Church St. on March 24.

Crimson Corner & Tory Row
Square Business

Crimson Corner Newsstand Will Move to Brattle Plaza

After months of uncertainty, Harvard Square landmark newsstand Crimson Corner will remain in the Square.

American Apparel
Square Business

American Apparel

The American Apparel store on Brattle Street will close this month following the firm's bankruptcy.

American Apparel
Harvard Square

Square's American Apparel to Shutter Amid National Closures

After 11 years at its Brattle St. corner, American Apparel will close it doors March 26—neon spandex and all—following nationwide bankruptcy suits.

Paige Operator
Harvard Square

Paige Operator

Spencer M. Hawkes, a young, bearded, beanie-clad man, oversees the book machine’s operation as the print-on-demand manager.

Book Machine
Harvard Square

Book Machine

The book machine grants patrons access to many more titles than would be available otherwise.

Paige Innards
Harvard Square

Paige Innards

A complex mechanical jungle lies underneath the plexiglass of the machine. “If things need fixing, then there is some sort of mechanical ability required,” Hawkes admits.