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Food and Drink

Veggie Grill Sprouts in Harvard Square

Launched in 2006, Veggie Grill currently has 34 restaurants operating along the West Coast and is seeking to expand onto the East Coast, starting with the opening of its JFK Street location.

Naomi Klein
Harvard Square

Journalist Naomi Klein Calls for New Approach to Climate Change at Harvard Square Book Talk

In a talk lasting more than an hour, Klein said it was necessary to declare an “all-out war on pollution and poverty and racism and colonialism and despair, all at the same time.”

Vape Shop Ban Impact
Harvard Square

Vape Shop Ban Impact

Massachusetts' emergency ban on the sale of all vaping products will affect businesses like Boston Smoke Shop, which is located on JFK Street near Harvard Square.

Bartley's Burgers
Harvard Square

ADA Lawsuit Against Harvard, Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage Dismissed

A lawsuit filed against Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage and Harvard for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act was dismissed earlier this fall. The plaintiff in the case, Andres R. Melo, filed the initial complaint in federal court in February 2019.

Spyce
Food and Drink

Robot Chefs To 'Spyce' Things Up in Harvard Square

Spyce, a Boston-based restaurant chain offering meals engineered by robot chefs, will open in Harvard Square in early 2020.

Flat Patties
Student Life

Flat Patties Flips Out of Harvard Square

The restaurant has operated in this location since 2014, after migrating from its former locale in the Garage in Harvard Square. Flat Patties’ current retail space is owned by Asana Partners, the North Carolina-based development company that owns several retail storefronts on Brattle St.

Harvard Square Newsstand
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Newsstand

Visitors to Harvard Square walk past Out of Town News in Harvard Square Wednesday afternoon. The newsstand is scheduled to close at the end of October.

Harvard Square Newsstand
Harvard Square

Out of Town News to Leave Town

Out of Town News has sold newspapers from around the globe to Cambridge residents, students, and celebrities. Famous patrons included poet Robert Frost, celebrity chef Julia Child, and Microsoft founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates.

Black Ink
Harvard Square

A Dark Blot in Harvard Square: Black Ink to Close

Black Ink’s impending departure —a result of rising rent prices — has set off a wave of criticism against the North Carolina-based development company Asana Partners, which owns the property.

Black Ink
Harvard Square

Black Ink

Harvard Square visitors stop to read the sign in front of Black Ink, which is shutting down amidst rising rent.

Zambrero Closes
Harvard Square

Zambrero Closes

Zambrero Mexican Restaurant closed its 71 Mount Auburn St. location last week after fewer than 18 months in business.

Zambrero Closes
Harvard Square

Zambrero Dips Out of Harvard Square in Summer Closure

After fewer than 18 months in business, the Australian burrito chain finally succumbed to a recent spate of closings, which also claimed its competitors Qdoba in June and Chipotle in January.

Food Trucks at Harvard
Harvard Square

Stoked Pizza Grabs a Slice of Harvard Square Real Estate

Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Company will turn up the heat in the Harvard Square food scene in early 2020. The new Cambridge location will be Stoked’s second restaurant; it originally launched as a food truck in 2014 before opening a permanent location in Brookline two years later.

Health

Cambridge Police Respond to Fatal Overdose Outside Blue Bottle Coffee

Officers from the Cambridge Police Department responded to reports of a fatal overdose on the front steps of Blue Bottle Coffee in Harvard Square at approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Qdoba Closed
Harvard Square

In Latest Harvard Square Closure, Qdoba Takes Its Burritos To Go

The national chain had been competing with Harvard Square’s other Mexican restaurants since 2007, but contractors took down the brand’s signage on its former 1280 Mass. Ave. location on Monday.

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