Crimson staff writer

Alison W. Steinbach

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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.

Good Vibrations
Harvard Square

Square Abuzz with Entry of Good Vibrations Sex Shop

Harvard Square is picking up Good Vibrations from a new sex shop at 52 JFK St.

Pinkberry Will Swirl No More
Food and Drink

Pinkberry Pressed Out Of Square by Juice Joint

Pinkberry has vacated its Harvard Square location to make way for Pressed Juicery, a California-based cold-pressed juice bar.

Central Square
Harvard Square

Target Takes Aim at Central Square

Target will open a new store in Central Square in March, adding a lower-cost option to the mix of retail around campus.

Harvard Square

Weekend Chili Cook-Off Heats Up Harvard Square

With hundreds of locals gathered Saturday afternoon, the competition was on. Beat Brasserie, Crema Cafe, El Jefe’s, Grendel’s Den, En Boca and the Sinclair were all after the same goal: the Harvard Square Chili Pot trophy.

Amorino Gelato
Food and Drink

Amorino Gelato Looks to Scoop Into Harvard Square

​Sweet and savory flavors may be next to join the Harvard Square palette with the arrivals of Amorino Gelato and Sweet Pizza later this year.

Crimson Corner & Tory Row
Harvard Square

After 54 Years in Business, Crimson Corner Set to Close by End of Month

​After 54 years of selling newspapers and souvenirs out of a small shop in Harvard Square, the family-run Crimson Corner is set to close its doors by the end of the month.

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.

November Project
Recreational Athletics

Climbing to New Heights

The November Project is a fitness movement that organizes early morning workouts each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday year-round


Lowell Dining Hall Name Change Draws Little Notice From Students

​After an alumni donation, Lowell House recently renamed its dining hall to Lee Hall. The new name is marked by a plaque above the piano near the dining hall entrance. Students had no strong reaction to the dining hall’s new name.


UC Launches New Grant for 'House-Centered' Parties

​The Undergraduate Council will fund $1,000 worth of non-alcoholic “house-centered parties” this semester, due to a new Student Initiatives Committee policy.


Two Undergrads Pioneer Performance Venue in the Quad

The former Penthouse Cafe located on the top floor of the Student Organization Center at Hilles has recently been transformed into a hub of artistic creativity.