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Members of the group Students for a Free Tibet wave flags and chant at their weekly Tibet Freedom Vigil. The group has held vigils in Harvard Square every Wednesday since March 2008 to raise money and awareness for Tibetan independence.
According to the store's former owner, the closure came so that he could consolidate Penti's merchandise with Brattle St. clothing retailer Monella, which he also owns.
A new CVS, complete with 24-hour service and a pharmacy, opened at 6 JFK St. Sunday several days ahead of its projected April opening.
Although this past winter buried many tour group businesses in weeks of slow or no sales—especially those that depend on last-minute bookings—the damage was lessened by the industry’s anticipation of such seasonal cycle.
While the restaurant’s liquor license application was approved, the owners have yet to receive the physical license itself, preventing them from specifying when exactly they can begin to serve alcohol.
Watertown resident Donald N. Heller plays the hurdy-gurdy in front of the Harvard Book Store on Wednesday afternoon. Heller said he prefers playing on the periphery of the Square because the more crowded areas with lots of musicians can become a “circus.” “I like this spot,” he said, “this spot here.”
Sandrine's Bistro will close March 30, and will be replaced by a new high-end restaurant that will open in May.
As icicles attached to the side of buildings on campus and in the Square have begun to fall onto sidewalks, Harvard is continuing to remove them and clear ice dams.
Liquiteria will open in Harvard Square this spring, at the former site of The Body Shop on Massachusetts Avenue.
Barnes and Noble’s recent announcement that the company divide its education and retail divisions into two separate publicly traded companies will not affect operations at the Harvard Coop, which is managed by Barnes and Noble.
After Radioshack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Feb. 5, 2015, the company will close 1,784 stores across the country. The Radioshack located in Harvard Square will be one of three in Cambridge that will be closed by the end of the month.