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Comedy Studio
Harvard Square

Comedy Club to Move Into Vacant Curious George Store Space in 2022

The Comedy Studio will relocate from Somerville to Harvard Square in 2022, taking over the space on JFK Street that was formerly occupied by the Curious George Store.

Las Palmas
Food and Drink

Dominican Restaurant Las Palmas Opens in Harvard Square

Family-owned Dominican restaurant Las Palmas Restaurant & Catering celebrated the opening of its third location two weeks ago, joining Blackbird Doughnuts and Sally’s Sandwiches in the Smith Campus Center’s remodeled arcade.

Cambridge Uncommon Pop-Up Shop
Harvard Square

Cambridge Uncommon Pop-Up Store Debuts in Harvard Square

Cambridge Uncommon, a local e-commerce start-up, opened its first ever pop-up shop on the second floor of the Cambridge Savings Bank building on Oct. 21.

Oktoberfest Harvard Square 2021
Harvard Square

Oktoberfest Harvard Square 2021

The 42nd annual Oktoberfest festival returned to Harvard Square this past Sunday. The festival featured live music, crafts, food, and beer gardens.

Chinese Restaurant Wusong Road
Food and Drink

Wusong Road, Chinese American Restaurant and Tiki Bar, Slated for Late Fall Harvard Square Debut

Harvard Square will soon welcome Wusong Road, a newly established Chinese American restaurant and tiki bar headed by chef Jason Doo and Thomas Brush, the owner of Felipe’s Taqueria.

Rats
College

‘Is That What We Think It Is?’: Rodents Infest Cambridge, Harvard Square

A rising rat population in Harvard Square is pestering students and city officials alike, as Cambridge tries to address the influx of unwelcome rodentia.

jfk st
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.

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.

Y2Y
Harvard Square

Student-Run Homeless Shelters to Operate at Reduced Capacity This Winter

As Harvard students returned en masse to Cambridge earlier this month, Harvard student-run homeless shelters have made plans to operate at reduced bed capacity for overnight guests this fall and winter.

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.

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.

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