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OTTO Pizza
Harvard Square

OTTO Pizza Reopens Harvard Square Location After Minor Fire

OTTO Pizza reopened in Harvard Square this past Friday after a hood-vent fire over the summer forced the restaurant to close temporarily.

Cambridge Galeria
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.

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
Harvard Square

Flat Patties

Flat Patties, a local burger restaurant in Harvard Square, is scheduled to close by the end of 2019.

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

Black Ink

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

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.

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.

Harvard Square Theater
Theater

Billionaire Gerald Chan Presents New Harvard Square Theater Design

About 40 Cambridge residents gathered for a public presentation of a Harvard billionaire’s plan to rebuild the Harvard Square Theater at the planned construction site Thursday evening.

Crowds at Boston Calling
Allston

Boston Calling Music Festival Brings Business, Confuses Residents

As concert-goers swarmed Allston over the weekend for the annual Boston Calling music festival, local businesses and residents were divided on their feelings about the shows happening in their own backyard.

John Harvard"s
Harvard Square

Last Call for John Harvard’s Brewery: Beloved Square Restaurant to Close

As students head out of Harvard Square for the summer, another familiar place will be packing up too. John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House will leave its flagship location May 30th.

Goodbye Curious George
Harvard Square

Curious George Store to Swing Over to New Home in Central Square

The “World’s Only Curious George Store,” a Harvard Square centerpiece, will close its doors on June 30 and relocate to Central Square following a change in ownership.

Goodbye Curious George
The Square

Goodbye Curious George

The Curious George Store in Harvard Square will soon relocate to a new location in Central Square.

El Jefe's Taqueria
Harvard Square

College Students Launch Debit Card Promising Harvard Square Discounts

Three College students recently launched a debit card capable of making rapid microtransactions and offering discounts to several popular Harvard Square stores in an effort to woo undergraduates.

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