Crimson staff writer

Alison W. Steinbach

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Urban Outfitters
Harvard Square

Commission Approves Plans for Pedestrian Mall in Square

The Cambridge Historical Commission approved plans to create a pedestrian mall in the heart of Harvard Square, one of three proposed large-scale developments in the area, earlier this summer.

Food and Drink

Hawaiian-Style Fish Chain to Replace Liquiteria

Pokéworks, a Hawaiian-inspired seafood bowl chain, will take over the Harvard Square storefront currently leased by smoothie vendor Liquiteria this fall.

Wagamama Closing
Harvard Square

Wagamama Closes Doors After Decade in the Square

After a decade in Harvard Square, the Japanese noodle restaurant Wagamama closed its doors at 57 JFK St. for good on Sunday, July 9.

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.

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."

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.