Harvard Square

Harvard Square Restaurants Tentatively Prepare to Reopen Indoor Dining

Even as Massachusetts allows restaurants to open indoor dining, many Harvard Square restaurant owners said they are hesitant to welcome customers back indoors, instead leaning on outdoor seating and takeout and delivery service.

Cambridge Mayor Siddiqui Talks COVID-19 Response at Fast Forum

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui spoke about the challenges of leading through a crisis — as well as the “supportive” response of the City of Cambridge — in a virtual forum at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Thursday.

Cambridge Forms Committee to Advise Business Reopening

The City of Cambridge announced Thursday that a Small Business Advisory Committee will advise city policymakers on how the city can safely reopen businesses forced to close amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Harvard Square Businesses Engage Customers with Virtual Programming Amid Pandemic

As non-essential establishments in Massachusetts shut their doors in compliance with Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79’s stay-at-home advisory, several Harvard Square businesses and organizations are offering virtual programming to engage locals.

Corepower Yoga

As non-essential establishments in Massachusetts shut their doors, several Harvard Square businesses are offering virtual programming to engage locals.

Harvard Square Hotel

The University-owned Harvard Square Hotel has opened its doors to medical workers and first responders as a place to stay near local healthcare facilities as they help fight the coronavirus.

‘The Great Unknown’: Cambridge Non-Essential Businesses Forced to Close

As restaurants, grocery stores, and other essential establishments continue to operate around Harvard Square, salons and other non-essential businesses have shuttered, provoking deep uncertainty for store owners who face the possibility of months without revenue.

Mass. Closes Restaurants for Dining In, Bans Gatherings of 25 or More

Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 ordered all restaurants and bars to close on-premise consumption beginning Tuesday, marking one of the most drastic measures yet taken by the state to limit the spread of the coronavirus.


Topdrawer, a family-owned Japanese-American store for everyday accessories, is opening this spring in the Square in the space previously occupied by Black Ink.

Ray Bans Opens In Square

Ray-Ban, a premium eyewear company, opened last September in the Square.

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