Square Business

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.

Taking Care Of Business
Harvard in the City

Square Businesses Gear Up for Visitas

​As students prepare to welcome the Class of 2020 on campus for Visitas, Harvard’s weekend for its admitted students, local businesses are likewise gearing up for their arrival.

Taking Care Of Business
College

Taking Care Of Business

Anticipating around 1,300 prospective freshmen, some local businesses have been preparing by offering special discounts. The Harvard Square Business Association will hold the first “Harvard Square Street Fair,” which will showcase a wide variety of Square businesses.

Construction Continues
Student Life

Posters Critique Impact of Smith Center Construction on Homeless

​Posters inquiring “Who took our space?” and “Where is Brian?” littered the temporary construction fences surrounding the Smith Campus Center this weekend as part of a Harvard Graduate School of Design student’s efforts to start a conversation about how current renovations may affect life in Harvard Square.

Clover Opening
Food and Drink

Clover Opening

Patrons wait in line at Clover’s new location in Harvard Square.

Clover Opening
Harvard Square

Clover’s Reopening Unearths Local History

The restaurant closed its doors last Thursday and originally planned to open its new location Friday, according to Clover Founder and CEO Ayr Muir. However, construction and inspection delays pushed the opening to Tuesday.

New Harvard Shop Grand Opening
Student Groups

Amid Food and Fanfare, New Harvard Shop Opens

​Harvard Student Agencies celebrated the grand opening of a new Harvard Shop at 34 JFK Street this past weekend, following the closure of another Harvard Shop location due to renovations to Harvard’s Smith Campus Center.

Bye to b.good
Food and Drink

Bye to b.good

Cassie C. Wang ’17, Evan Hahn ’17, and Charlotte J. Solmssen ’17 enjoy a meal at Harvard Square’s b.good location before it shut it doors for good on Tuesday after more than 10 years of operation. The restaurant is looking for a new location in the Square to reopen after it was forced to close the Dunster Street location because of renovations to the Smith Campus Center.

Bye Bye Au Bon Pain
Harvard Square

Au Revoir to Au Bon Pain

When Yenching shut down, we shed a couple of tears. When Panera closed suddenly, it felt like we lost a very close friend. But now that Au Bon Pain is closing down, I think we have gone numb.

From the Archives: Harvard Students Protest the Vietnam War
College

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Esmeralda Jewelry Store
Visual Arts

Esmeralda Jewelry Store

Esmeralda, a recently opened jewelry store in Harvard Square, offers handcrafted accessories and gifts with a focus on supporting other socially conscious entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Timeline of Feedback Hotline Integration
College

Startup Looks to Provide Feedback to UC and Local Businesses

​Beginning this week, a new startup will enable students to send feedback to their Undergraduate Council representatives via text message.

Parsnip Restaurant and Lounge
Restaurants

Parsnip Restaurant Flourishing in the Square

Parsnip opened its doors last November with a farm-to-table menu centered on local ingredients, in stark contrast to UpStairs on the Square’s unconventional menu. Nevertheless, Parsnip is attempting to pay homage to the former local favorite.

IHOP prepares for National Pancake Day
Food and Drink

IHOP prepares for National Pancake Day

IHOP prepares to give out free pancakes to customers to commemorate National Pancake Day on Tuesday.

IHOP prepares for National Pancake Day
Student Life

IHOP's National Pancake Day Double Stacks Food and Philanthropy

Free pancakes will draw students and community members to the IHOP in Harvard Square Tuesday to celebrate the chain’s 11th annual National Pancake Day.