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Hoedown on Holyoke
Harvard Square

‘Hoedown on Holyoke’ Brings BBQ and Country Music to Harvard Square

Holyoke Street came alive Sunday as people square danced, ate barbeque, and drank beer at the “Hoedown on Holyoke,” a day-long block party organized by the Harvard Square Business Association.

HSQ Changes During Covid
Food and Drink

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.

Spicies
Food and Drink

Longtime Square Staple Spicies To Close, Making Way For Boston Ramen Co.

After serving Thai food in Harvard Square for over two decades, Spicies will shutter its doors in the coming weeks, with Boston Ramen Co. set to take over the space.

Hasty Pudding
Harvard Square

Seafood Chain Boiling Crab Scuttles Into Harvard Square

The Boiling Crab, a seafood chain originally from Garden Grove, Calif., plans on debuting its first Massachusetts location in Harvard Square early next year.

Menya Jiro
Cambridge

Award-Winning Ramen Chain Menya Jiro Expands into Harvard Square

Award-winning Japanese ramen brand Menya Jiro celebrated the grand opening of its first Boston location in Harvard Square on July 14.

Lovepop 1
Harvard Square

Specialty Card Store Lovepop Pops Up In Harvard Square

Specialty card retailer Lovepop opened its largest brick-and-mortar store yet in Harvard Square last Tuesday.

Mark Ladner Bar Enza
Harvard Square

Michelin-Starred Chef Mark Ladner Returns Home to Open Italian Restaurant in Harvard Square

Michelin-starred chef Mark R. Ladner plans to return to where his distinguished culinary career began by opening an Italian restaurant called Bar Enza in Harvard Square this September.

Salt & Olive in the Garage
Harvard Square

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
Harvard Square

Blue Bottle Coffee Closes

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

Blue Bottle Coffee Closes
Harvard Square

Blue Bottle Coffee Permanently Pours Out of Harvard Square

Blue Bottle Coffee turned its temporary Covid-wrought closure into a permanent one last month, leaving Harvard Square just three years after its opening.

Harvard Square Reopening
Harvard Square

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.

Opposition to Cookies
Harvard Square

Cannabis Store Cookies Set To Open in Harvard Square After Cambridge Planning Board Approves Special Permit

The Cambridge Planning Board unanimously approved a special permit for cannabis store Cookies on Tuesday, allowing it to open in Harvard Square in the near future.

Jefe's Exterior
Harvard Square

Jefe's Exterior

Harvard Bookstore Employee
Harvard Square

Harvard Bookstore Employee

Saloniki Fernando
Harvard Square

Saloniki Fernando

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