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Alison W. Steinbach

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Smith Center Construction
Food and Drink

Bon Me and Pavement Coffee Look to Smith Campus Center

Bon Me and Pavement Coffeehouse could open in the renovated Smith Campus Center as soon as September 2018.

Chicken and Rice
Food and Drink

Chicken and Rice Guys Truck May Return to Plaza in Spring

After an E. coli outbreak linked to Chicken and Rice Guys temporarily shuttered its shops and food trucks this spring, the restaurant has been working to get back on its feet.

Out of Town News Stand
Harvard Square

Historical Commission Recommends Preserving Harvard Square Kiosk

Landmarking the kiosk building could help maintain its architecture in the $4.6 million revamp of the plaza headed its way.

Crimson Corner & Tory Row
Food and Drink

&pizza Set to Move Forward in Harvard Square

The Washington, D.C.-based restaurant chain &pizza has finally gained approval to bring its make-your-own pizza pies to Harvard Square.

Kaju Tofu House

Kaju Tofu House Closes Shop at Crimson Galeria​​

Kaju Tofu House, a Harvard Square favorite serving spicy Korean fare and plentiful side dishes, closed its doors to student dismay Wednesday evening.

Winthrop Park
Harvard Square

Local Businesses Look to Court to Block Potential Marijuana Dispensary

The lawsuit argues that because marijuana is still illegal under federal law, the proposed Winthrop St. dispensary should not be allowed to open.

University Wine Store
Harvard Square

Facing High Rents, Quad-Area Wine Shop to Move Next Door

​University Wine Shop, a favorite stop for Quad party hosts, will be moving one door down in November after facing high rent in their current location.

Square Business

Warby Parker Eyewear To Open in Square

Starting Friday, Harvard affiliates and passersby won’t have to strain their eyes to find quality glasses.

Smith Campus Center Construction
Harvard Square

Smith Center Construction Takes a Toll on Local Businesses

The constant din of Smith Center construction has posed challenges to neighboring businesses—even prompting a recently-closed locale to sue Harvard.

Gourmet Shoppe
Harvard Square

Properties Housing Felipe's, Crema, and Cardullo's Up for Sale

The real estate deal could fetch more than $100 million and reshape the face of Harvard Square.

Clover in the Science Center
Student Life

Science Center Clover Up and Running, But Without BoardPlus

Because Clover is not operated by Harvard University Dining Services, students will not be able to spend BoardPlus there, according to HUDS spokesperson Crista Martin.


Mass Ave. CVS Closes

With the August closure of the Mass. Ave location, local shoppers are left with just one outlet for their CVS needs.

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.