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The Battle Over Harvard’s Square

Three-hundred-and-seventy years ago, Harvard opened up its first buildings in an area surrounded by wood yards and cows. Today, the

New Grill Spices Up Mexican Food Fight

Felipe’s Taqueria will soon lose its monopoly on Mexican fast food in the Square. Qdoba Mexican Grill, a national chain

IHOP to Open By End of Month

The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) is set to open in the Square on Nov. 20, a month earlier than

IHOP Won’t Open Until Year’s End

This holiday season will bring snowy streets, brightly-colored wrapping paper, and, finally, pancakes to Harvard Square. The International House of

Cambridge Plans Wireless Square

Harvard Square might no longer be Fleet, but it will soon be high-speed. At a public meeting yesterday, the city’s


In Settlement for Mass. Pricing Lawsuit, Staples Gives $7.50 Vouchers to Customers E-mails flew over house lists. The rumors spread

Camera Shop Shutters, Its Long Kodak Moment Over

Over half a century after he first opened the photography shop in Harvard Square, Anthony “Tony” C. Ferranti ’46 shut

Swan Song for Record Store

Hip-hop artist Michael J. Mure ’09 could lose $132—and Harvard Square will almost certainly lose a longtime landmark—when the Tower

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Familiar Stores Uprooted For Renovations

Five storefronts along Mass. Ave will undergo a massive overhaul this winter, forcing longtime Harvard Square landmarks to relocate or


Imported from Vermont, A Glittering Jewel Opens On Massachusetts Ave. It’s hard to miss the glittery shine of Zinnia, Mass

Eat At Subway, No Token Required

Even University Market is not immune to the lure of national food chains. Subway opened a counter there two weeks

Globe Bookstore Travels The Square

It closed its Church Street doors this past July, but reopened for its customers in a new location last Saturday.

A Tempest of Hemp At The Hempest

Everything in this store is made from hemp—from skateboards, body lotions, and sandals to skirts, shirts, and a large American

The 'Lush' Aroma of Spring

For a hypnotic aroma of freshly-made soaps, haircare, skin care, and bath products in the Square, enter Lush, set to

A Mouse in the House

“Eek! There’s a Mouse in the House,” wrote children’s book author Wong Herbert Yee. In Adams House, that is. City