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LIQUOR LICENSES
Harvard Square

Liquor Licenses Prove Critical for Local Restaurants

Though the process of obtaining a liquor license can be long and arduous, business owners are often willing to wait weeks, wading through multiple levels of red tape, to obtain a permit.

Coop Election
Books

Low Voter Turnout in Coop Elections is Concerning but Familiar

With a week left until the end of elections for the Harvard Coop’s board of directors on April 24, candidates and Coop management remain uncertain whether enough members will ultimately vote in the elections.

Food and Drink

The Taco Truck Will Move into Old Felipe's Site

Students may be familiar with The Taco Truck from its current mobile location outside the Science Center.

Anderson Memorial Bridge
City Politics

Charles Conservancy Advocates for Bridge Underpasses

The Charles River Conservancy has initiated a movement to petition the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to build underpasses under the Anderson Memorial, Western Ave., and River St. bridges along the Charles.

Felipe's
Harvard Square

Due to Construction Delays, Felipe’s Temporarily Moves to Flat Patties

Amid delays in construction of the new location of Felipe’s, a popular late night Mexican restaurant, students and Cambridge residents can satisfy their burrito cravings at Flat Patties, where Felipe’s will operate until the grand opening of its new home at 21 Brattle St.

Winthrop Square Developments
Harvard Square

Cambridge Votes Down Proposed Winthrop Square Development

Cambridge developer Raj Dhanda will be allowed to submit a new plan for three stories of residential microunits on top of the existing Galeria building.

Winthrop Square Developments
Cambridge City Council

Harvard Square Developer Sets off Opposition Over Historic Park

A new proposal from developer Raj Dhanda to build a three-story addition on the 57 JFK St. building next door has brought renewed attention—and controversy—to the small plot of land has played an outsized role in American history.

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Tourists
Square Business

Harvard Square Businesses Devise Strategy To Appeal to Chinese Tourists

Though Harvard Square is already a popular tourist attraction, local businesses are working to bring in even more visitors, particularly targeting Chinese travelers.

Smith Center
College

Businesses in Smith Center Unclear About Future

Four months after Harvard announced planned renovations to The Richard A. & Susan F. Smith Campus Center, and almost a week after faculty and student working groups released their recommendations, the future of retailers and restaurants inside the Smith Center is still unclear.

Winthrop Park
Harvard Square

Proposed Three-Story Addition to 57 JFK Met With Concern

Local residents and business owners voiced concerns Thursday night about how three new stories of residential units would affect lighting and parking.

Gerald Chan's Harvard Square
School of Public Health

Hong Kong Billionaire Buys Up Harvard Square Real Estate

Billionaire Hong Kong investor and Harvard School of Public Health alumnus, Gerald L. Chan, has made news in recent months with his purchases of Harvard Square real estate totalling over $100 million.

Breaking the ground
City Politics

Construction Begins on $65 Million Development in Square

Politicians, developers, and a University official gathered together last Wednesday to break ground for Harvard Square’s newest development project at 114 Mt. Auburn St. and the renovation of the historic Conductor’s Building next door.

Hong Kong Celebrates
Student Life

Hong Kong Restaurant Celebrates 60th Anniversary

This week, as the Hong Kong Restaurant prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary, founder Buory Lee and her family reflected on the growth of the business and its landmark status in Harvard Square.

First Printer Out of Business
Restaurants

Irish Tavern To Replace First Printer

Kennedy’s, which is owned by the same company as Tommy Doyle’s, will reintroduce Irish cuisine to the Square

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Dos Besos

A World Cup Malcontent
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A World Cup Malcontent

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Then Rain Comes

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Rainy Day Impression