After 34 years in Harvard Square, Border Cafe has shuttered its doors permanently following a two-alarm fire in December 2019 that forced the restaurant to temporarily close for building repairs.
The City of Cambridge issued a temporary emergency order last week requiring additional safety standards for local restaurants beginning September 28.
Weeks into the fall semester at Harvard, businesses in Harvard Square are grappling with a significantly smaller customer base.
City Councilor Nolan Submits Order to Aid Local Restaurants by Restricting Delivery App Commission Fees
Cambridge City Councilor Patricia M. Nolan ’80 submitted a policy order Saturday to aid local restaurants relying on food delivery apps to support their operations.
More than 500 Greater Boston area restaurateurs have signed onto a letter to Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 requesting emergency relief for restaurants whose profits are suffering amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
With restaurants struggling across the nation and healthcare workers working around the clock, Isabella M. Di Pietro ’20 and her family were inspired to start an organization that provides a way to support those frontline healthcare workers — while keeping the family restaurant business afloat.
Sixty percent of Central Square businesses will not survive another eight weeks under the economic strain brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, per a survey.
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.