Crimson staff writer

Alison W. Steinbach

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Crimson Corner & Tory Row
Harvard Square

Board Denies &pizza's Bid for Square Storefront

After months of community debate and meetings, &pizza has abandoned its plans to move into the Harvard Square property previously occupied by Tory Row and Crimson Corner.

Renderings of Church St.
Harvard Square

Chan Unveils Plans to Build Theater, Retail Center at Vacant Church St. Site

The plans detail a new 50,000 square-foot building that would include two below-ground movie screens, three or four retail shops, and five stories of office space above.

Student Life

Popular Formalwear Store Keezer’s To Close in July

Since its opening in 1895, Harvard students have flocked to Keezer’s to buy suits and tuxedos, and Goldstein said notable alumni like John F. Kennedy ’40 and Conan C. O’Brien ’85 have been outfitted at the store.

Harvard Square

Les Sablons Brings French Cuisine to Historic Conductor’s Building

​The historic 1912 Conductor’s Building—the only surviving structure from Cambridge’s earliest subway system—is back in business, but this time without any subway cars.

Chicken and Rice
Food and Drink

E. Coli Outbreak Temporarily Closes Chicken & Rice Guys Food Truck

An outbreak of E.coli has forced the closure of the Boston area's Chicken & Rice Guys locations, including the food truck often parked in the Science Center Plaza.

Clover Coffee Bar
On Campus

Science Center Clover Prompts Memes, Excitement, and Despair Among Students

For some, the change is a more healthful and convenient dining option, while others say they will miss the greasy grab-and go food once occupying the Science Center.

Crimson Corner Newstand
Food and Drink

Cambridge Residents Worried &pizza Will Detract from Square

Cantabrigians voiced concerns that the D.C.-based &pizza’s arrival in Harvard Square may detract from the Square’s unique character.

Theater
Harvard Square

Former Harvard Square Theater Still Without Plans

​The owner of the former Harvard Square Theater property has not made public his plans for the property more than a month after the City Council gave him 30 days to do so.

Nadya Okamoto
Cambridge City Council

Freshman Announces City Council Candidacy

​Nadya Okamoto ’20 announced her candidacy for this year’s Cambridge City Council election Wednesday morning with a press release and campaign video.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge Holds to Sanctuary City Ideals as DOJ Pushes to Hold Funds

“Cambridge won't be bullied into changing our commitment to protecting the human and civil rights of all our residents regardless of their immigration status."

Fjällräven
Harvard Square

Swedish Outdoor Store Fjällräven Treks Into Square

​Adding a Scandinavian touch to the Square, Swedish outdoor brand Fjällräven held its grand opening—complete with live music, food, promotions, and giveaways—at 63 Church St. on March 24.

Crimson Corner & Tory Row
Square Business

Crimson Corner Newsstand Will Move to Brattle Plaza

After months of uncertainty, Harvard Square landmark newsstand Crimson Corner will remain in the Square.

American Apparel
Harvard Square

Square's American Apparel to Shutter Amid National Closures

After 11 years at its Brattle St. corner, American Apparel will close it doors March 26—neon spandex and all—following nationwide bankruptcy suits.

Harvard Square

City Council Pressures Harvard Square Theater Owner to Make Plans for Property

Cambridge city officials are pushing the owners of the long-vacant Harvard Square Theater to come up with a plan for its future soon—and threatening to seize the site if they do not.

Schoenhof’s Bookstore Closes

Schoenhof’s Foreign Books To Close Brick-and-Mortar Store

​After 161 years of business, Schoenhof’s Foreign Books plans to permanently shutter its doors on March 25, though it will look to expand online sales.