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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.
Pedestrian traffic has been re-routed and motor vehicles limited to one lane of travel to make way for repairs on Mount Auburn Street sidewalks and roadways.
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.
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.
The monastery chapel of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist near Harvard Square is open to local residents for daily periods of quiet prayer.
Last Friday, I sat on a bench outside of the Gutman Library for two hours, waiting for a man named Richard Scarbrough.
“We try to provide a still point in the city for people to come to,” said Brother Luke W. Ditewig, one of the younger monks living at the monastery.
An employee at the Harvard Square Liquiteria prepares a smoothie behind the counter. Liquiteria offers fresh smoothies, cold pressed juices, and prepared foods.
People line up inside Zinneken's as it celebrates its fourth anniversary with a free waffle promotion on Tuesday evening.