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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 Restaurant, pictured on Monday evening. The eatery, which has been serving Harvard Square for 40 years, closed on Sunday.
City Sports advertises a going-out-of-business sale at its Brattle Street location on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.
City Sports will close all 26 stores including its Harvard Square location.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The board’s four-to-one vote comes after Harvard planners and architects met with the zoning board twice this summer in attempts to receive its approval, but a vote was delayed both times after pushback from local residents.
Both Al’s and Clover are popular local institutions, and their forthcoming departure because of planned renovations to the Smith Campus Center, caused a stir among some students.
Kennedy’s On The Square will soon be replaced by an oyster bar restaurant, owned by the Grafton Group, at 15 Dunster St.
Customers line up for made-to-order sandwiches at Al’s Sandwich Shop on Monday evening.