Every year, fresh faces with short memories and capricious tastes flood the Square, distracted by new, flashy, corporate froyo options. And Berryline—poor, forgotten Berryline—finds itself further from the hearts of the fickle patrons it sought to serve.
Workers talk near and walk through a Mill Street entrance to Old Leverett at around 6:30 p.m. Friday. Temperatures were still around 90 degrees in the area as they wrapped up the day's electrical and demolition work.
Mustapha Jorti (right), the Inn at Harvard's front desk manager, works alongside his assistant front desk manager, Mohamed Medjahed (center), on the hotel's last day of operation. At left, a worker with an outside consulting company dismantles the front desk computers.
Nearly 22 years ago, Mustapha Jorti helped welcome the first guests to the Inn at Harvard. On Monday, the University-owned hotel’s final day of operation, he manned a quiet front desk as the Inn’s last patrons checked out of their rooms.