Painted Burro, a Latin American restaurant and tequila bar, opened its third location in Harvard Square last Monday.
Since unveiling plans to completely transform the Garage in 2021, the developer’s president said the company is “choosing not to proceed” with the building’s redevelopment until it finds a “major, quality tenant.”
Blank Street Coffee, a chain known for its efficiency and lower-priced coffee, celebrated its grand opening on Thursday with $2 drinks and lines spilling out into the Square.
A Halloween block party lit up Harvard Square over the weekend, bringing live artists, excited crowds, and glowing art installations to JFK Street ahead of the holiday.
Boston-based donut chain Union Square Donuts made its debut in Harvard Square last Saturday.
New York-based chain Joe’s Pizza welcomed customers on Sept. 15, bringing the iconic taste of its NYC-style pizza to Harvard Square.
The Circus Cooperative Cafe — located in the recently closed Darwin’s cafe and run by some of its former employees — opened Sept. 12 on the outskirts of Harvard Square after a soft opening two days earlier for friends and family.
Nearly three years after closing in Central Square in 2020, Rodney’s Bookstore has found its new home in Harvard Square.
Friendly Toast, an all-day brunch restaurant and bar, unveiled its new home in Harvard Square in late July.
Western Front blazed into Harvard Square last month, becoming the first cannabis dispensary to open in the neighborhood — nearly seven years after Massachusetts legalized recreational marijuana.
While Harvard Square has welcomed a bevy of new businesses in the last year — ranging from vintage clothing stores to boba tea shops to athletic facilities — a number of longstanding businesses continue to feel the lingering pains of the pandemic.
The Attic, a vintage store that boasts sustainability, opened earlier this month in hopes of adding more options to the retail clothing scene in Harvard Square.
Madras Dosa Co., a chain specializing in customizable dosas, opened its doors last Friday with the goal of bringing South Indian food to Harvard Square.