The Square

Crimson Corner in Jeopardy
The Square

Crimson Corner in Jeopardy

Crimson Corner, a family-owned newsstand and souvenir shop, may close after 54 years in Harvard Square.

Crimson Corner in Jeopardy
Harvard Square

&pizza Eyes Harvard Square Location

The Cambridge zoning board will consider a bid this week to replace Harvard Square’s family-run newsstand and gift shop Crimson Corner with Washington, D.C.-based eatery &pizza.

Harvard Square

In Tense Meeting, City Council Debates Square’s Future

A roundtable discussion at Cambridge City Hall turned tense at times as attendees discussed recent developments in Harvard Square with representatives from Harvard and other major property owners like Equity One and Gerald L. Chan.

Pop-Up Chocolate Shop
Food and Drink

Pop-Up Chocolate Shop

Lizzy’s Ice Cream has temporarily been replaced with a pop-up chocolate shop that will occupy the space through February.

Serhii Plokhy at the Harvard Bookstore
Books

Serhii Plokhy at the Harvard Bookstore

Ukrainian History professor Serhii Plokhy speaks about his new book, The Man With the Poison Gun, on Bohdan Stashynsky, who was coerced into becoming a KGB assassin and ultimately defected to West Germany.

Tatte in The Square Prepares for The Game
College

Tatte in The Square Prepares for The Game

Tatte, the bakery and cafe that opened in the Harvard Square location previously occupied by Panera, prepares for the thousands of visitors that will be at the Harvard-Yale game this weekend. “We’re likely going to learn a lot and come up with some local ideas for next year,” said Tzurit Or, owner of Tatte.

Harvard Square

Sweetgreen Prepares for Tuesday Opening

After months of anticipation, eager Sweetgreen fans flocked to the chain’s new Harvard Square location last week to attend “soft opening” events in preparation for the salad chain’s official opening Tuesday.

Algiers Reopening
Food and Drink

Algiers Reopening

Algiers, after a brief hiatus and under new management, reopens its doors to welcome back patrons.

David Barron at Harvard Bookstore
Books

David Barron at Harvard Bookstore

David J. Barron, currently a circuit judge for the First Circuit Court of Appeals and former Harvard Law School professor, discusses his book Waging War:The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS.

Out of Town News Stand
City Politics

University, Gerald Chan Will Be Asked to Attend Harvard Square Hearing

The Cambridge City Council passed three resolutions aimed at preserving the character of Harvard Square, including a proposed meeting with the University and other local stakeholders.

Food and Drink

Flour Will Bring Signature Sticky Buns to the Square

​With lines for Tatte Bakery and Cafe stretching out the door, students will now have another option for getting their coffee and croissants in Harvard Square.

Crimson Cash Reaches CVS
College

Crimson Cash Reaches CVS

The additional Crimson Cash given to students during the strike can be used at various restaurants and shops in Harvard Square such as CVS.

Crimson Cash Reaches CVS
HUDS

B.good and Oggi Gourmet Now Accepting Crimson Cash

Students now have more options in Harvard Square to spend their recently acquired $75 of Crimson Cash with the addition of b.good and Oggi Gourmet to the program.

Blood in the Water
Books

Blood in the Water

Heather Ann Thompson speaks with Harvard professor Randall Kennedy at Harvard Bookstore about her new book Blood in the Water, a history of the Attica prison uprising that was published on its 45th anniversary.

Mum's The Word
Food and Drink

Mum's The Word

Adding to fall flavor, Qdoba has stationed a few large flower beds outside its restaurant on Massachusetts Avenue. Qdoba is one of several eateries in Harvard Square that accepts Crimson Cash, notable in light of the HUDS strike.