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Female Entrepreneurs in Harvard Square Reflect on Challenges, Opportunities

Every October, National Women’s Small Business Month honors the numerous contributions of female entrepreneurs to local economies. In recognition, The Crimson spoke with some of the women who run popular establishments in Harvard Square.


Chase Bank Branch to Open in Center of Harvard Square in 2022

The business will be housed at 9 JFK St. — across from CVS — and is part of a 60 branch expansion into New England that Chase announced in 2018, per JPMorgan Chase spokesperson Briana Curran. Currently, Chase’s only presence in the Square is an ATM in the Harvard Square MBTA station.


What’s New? What’s Gone? A Look at 12 Businesses in Harvard Square

In the past 18 months, Harvard Square has undergone an extensive transformation, with new shops opening during the pandemic, as well as long-established stores closing for renovations or leaving the Square for good.


Harvard Square’s Garage Building Moves Toward Redevelopment After Historical Commission Approval

The Cambridge Historical Commission approved Trinity Property Management’s plan to remake the Garage Building — a shopping mall located at 36 JFK St. that houses stores like Le’s, Ben & Jerry’s, and Newbury Comics — at a meeting last week.


Blue Bottle Coffee Closes

Blue Bottle Coffee in Harvard Square permanently closed its doors last month.


As Massachusetts Reopens, Harvard Square Businesses Regain Lost Momentum

After a year of uncertainty, Harvard Square business owners are looking forward to welcoming more tourists and students to the Square in the next few months, now that Covid-19 vaccines are readily available in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe Employee

An employee at Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe on Brattle Street prepares fresh bread by the deli counter. Cardullo’s has remained open, despite the pandemic, to provide gourmet delicacies and gifts, as it has since 1950.


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