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The Battle Over Harvard’s Square

Three-hundred-and-seventy years ago, Harvard opened up its first buildings in an area surrounded by wood yards and cows. Today, the

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New Grill Spices Up Mexican Food Fight

Felipe’s Taqueria will soon lose its monopoly on Mexican fast food in the Square. Qdoba Mexican Grill, a national chain

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IHOP to Open By End of Month

The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) is set to open in the Square on Nov. 20, a month earlier than

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IHOP Won’t Open Until Year’s End

This holiday season will bring snowy streets, brightly-colored wrapping paper, and, finally, pancakes to Harvard Square. The International House of

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Cambridge Plans Wireless Square

Harvard Square might no longer be Fleet, but it will soon be high-speed. At a public meeting yesterday, the city’s

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AROUND THE SQUARE

In Settlement for Mass. Pricing Lawsuit, Staples Gives $7.50 Vouchers to Customers E-mails flew over house lists. The rumors spread

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Camera Shop Shutters, Its Long Kodak Moment Over

Over half a century after he first opened the photography shop in Harvard Square, Anthony “Tony” C. Ferranti ’46 shut

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Swan Song for Record Store

Hip-hop artist Michael J. Mure ’09 could lose $132—and Harvard Square will almost certainly lose a longtime landmark—when the Tower

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Familiar Stores Uprooted For Renovations

Five storefronts along Mass. Ave will undergo a massive overhaul this winter, forcing longtime Harvard Square landmarks to relocate or

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AROUND THE SQUARE

Imported from Vermont, A Glittering Jewel Opens On Massachusetts Ave. It’s hard to miss the glittery shine of Zinnia, Mass

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A Tempest of Hemp At The Hempest

Everything in this store is made from hemp—from skateboards, body lotions, and sandals to skirts, shirts, and a large American

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Globe Bookstore Travels The Square

It closed its Church Street doors this past July, but reopened for its customers in a new location last Saturday.

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Eat At Subway, No Token Required

Even University Market is not immune to the lure of national food chains. Subway opened a counter there two weeks

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The 'Lush' Aroma of Spring

For a hypnotic aroma of freshly-made soaps, haircare, skin care, and bath products in the Square, enter Lush, set to

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A Mouse in the House

“Eek! There’s a Mouse in the House,” wrote children’s book author Wong Herbert Yee. In Adams House, that is. City

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Then Rain Comes

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Rainy Day Impression

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Saudade, or Nostalgia

Unlocking the Map
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Unlocking the Map