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Tracy Jiang

Crimson staff writer Tracy Jiang can be reached at tracy.jiang@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @_tracyjiang_.

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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.

Ayanna S. Pressley

U.S. Rep. Pressley Reassures Small Business Owners of ‘Brighter Path Forward’ at Harvard Panel

U.S. Rep. Ayanna S. Pressley (D-Mass.) delivered opening remarks at a Harvard-sponsored panel Friday during which local entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders discussed how they navigated the pandemic-induced recession.

Women and Minority-Owned Businesses
Harvard Square

‘Really Crucial’: Harvard Square Women- and Minority-Owned- Businesses Draw On State Grants To Stay Afloat

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on small businesses in Harvard Square, many have found themselves relying on supportive patrons and financial support from the state government to stay afloat.

Border Cafe Closes
Harvard Square

‘Loud, Boisterous, Wonderful’: Students, Cambridge Residents Remember Border Cafe

After 34 years in Harvard Square, Border Cafe has shuttered its doors permanently following a two-alarm fire in December 2019 that forced the restaurant to temporarily close for building repairs.

Playa Bowls
Harvard in the City

Harvard Square Businesses Welcome the Return of Students

As students trickle back into Cambridge for the spring semester, Harvard Square business owners said they are hoping to see sales pick back up after a challenging year and quiet winter break.

Harvard Square College House Building Sold
Harvard Square

In $45 Million Sale, Real Estate Firm Acquires Historic Harvard Square Building

A former Harvard dormitory building that today houses Harvard Square staples like Pokeworks and OTTO Pizza was purchased last month by Gazit Horizons, Inc. for $45 million.

Spyce
Food and Drink

Spyce Sizzles into Harvard Square, Complete with Automated Kitchen

Spyce, a fast-casual eatery that serves bowls and salads engineered by an automated robot kitchen, celebrated the opening of its Harvard Square location on Wednesday.

Harvard Square Community Fridge
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Community Fridge Targets Food Insecurity in Cambridge

The Harvard Square Business Association collaborated with the mutual aid initiative Cambridge Community Fridge to bring a community fridge to Harvard Square in early January.

Biden Administration Harvard Connections Graphic
Front Middle Feature

Here are the 63 Biden Administration Officials with Harvard Ties

The Biden administration is set to include at least 63 Harvard-connected individuals as nominees or appointees, including 10 Cabinet-level officials.

Square Business Prepares for Harvard-Yale
Harvard Square

Harvard Coop Closes Flagship Store for Renovations

The Harvard Cooperative Society announced in late December that its flagship Harvard Square store, located at 1400 Massachusetts Ave., will temporarily close for renovations, with plans to reopen in April.

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