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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.
People enjoy Clover’s “food lab” menu at its Harvard Square location on Monday evening.
The restaurant will tentatively have projector screens, stay open until 1 a.m. on weekdays, and seat up to 90 people.
Businesses located in Harvard’s Smith Campus Center, including local institutions like Al’s Cafe and the Clover Food Lab, must vacate their spaces in the next several months to make way for planned renovations.
An employee at the Harvard Square Liquiteria prepares a smoothie behind the counter. Liquiteria offers fresh smoothies, cold pressed juices, and prepared foods.
Steven Kunis '17 and Kathryn J. Gunderson '17 enjoy free waffles as part of Zinneken's four-year anniversary event on Tuesday evening. The shop made 800 waffles in preparation for the event, according to a representative.
The College will fund small groups of students and faculty members to dine together at restaurants throughout Harvard Square.
A small but passionate and vocal group of longtime student-patrons who regularly frequented Yogurtland while it was in business described themselves as heartbroken over the closure.
Harvard Student Agencies has acquired College Copywriters, a startup that connects student freelance writers with websites in need of content services.
Students have flooded places in the Square such as Tasty Burger and Felipe’s Taqueria on weekends, to the point that attendees have had to line up to enter.