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Clover Harvard Square
Food and Drink

Clover to Keep All Cambridge Locations Open After Surviving Bankruptcy

All of Clover Food Lab’s locations will stay open following a corporate restructuring after the company declared bankruptcy in November, Clover CEO Julia Wrin Piper said Friday.

The Charles Hotel Garden Bar

One Reason Garden Bar Prepares to Mix Back In to Harvard Square

One Reason Garden Bar will be returning to the Charles Hotel on May 5, marking the second year in business for the bar which first opened in July 2023.

Chip City Coming Soon Posters

Chip City Cookies Set To Sweeten up Harvard Square in July

Chip City Cookies, a New York City-based company offering cookies that clock in at more than a third of a pound, will open a Harvard Square location at 1 Brattle Sq. in July — the latest business seeking to sweeten up the Square.

Wholesome Fresh Damaged Storefront

Hit-and-Run Shatters Window at Wholesome Fresh

Local grocery store Wholesome Fresh suffered a hit-and-run on Sunday night, leaving a store-front window shattered.

Ten One Tea House
Harvard Square

Tea Time: Ten One Becomes Fourth Boba Shop in Harvard Square

Boba shop Ten One Tea House opened in Harvard Square earlier this month, delighting customers with their wide selection of “artisanal healthy drinks.”

Las Palmas Storefront on Mount Auburn St
Harvard Square

Las Palmas Uprooted From Harvard Square After Less Than 5 Months in New Location

Las Palmas, a Dominican restaurant chain, shut its doors in Harvard Square in late November, less than five months after it moved into a new location on Mount Auburn Street in The Garage.

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
Food and Drink

Here’s the Scoop: Van Leeuwen’s to Open in Harvard Square

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream will look to be the cherry on top of ice cream selections in Harvard Square as it is set to open a Cambridge location in the near future.

Irving House
Harvard Square

Rachael Solem, Longtime Irving House Proprietor, Remembered for Her Impact on Local Businesses

Rachael Solem, a founding member of the Cambridge Local First business organization, was remembered by Cambridge residents and leaders for her commitment to the city’s small businesses and nonprofits.

Food and Drink

Fans, Critics Spill the Beans on New Mexican Restaurant Achilito’s

Achilito’s, a small chain of Mexican restaurants based around Massachusetts, opened its newest location in Harvard Square earlier this year.

33 Dunster Street
Food and Drink

Event Space ‘Dx’ Dances into Harvard Square

Dx @Dunster, an event space coming to the former location of John Harvard’s Brewery, is set to open next month.

Flat Top Johnny's Mural
Harvard Square

‘Flat Top Johnny’s’ Gives It Another Shot in Kendall Square

Flat Top Johnny’s, a Kendall Square hangout offering pool, pinball, pub fare, and drinks reopened Friday after a three-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Painted Burro
Harvard Square

Latin American Restaurant Painted Burro Gallops Into Harvard Square

Painted Burro, a Latin American restaurant and tequila bar, opened its third location in Harvard Square last Monday.

The Garage
Harvard Square

Renovations to the Garage Mall in Harvard Square Stalled Until ‘Major, Quality Tenant’ Identified

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
Harvard Square

Blank Street Coffee Brews Up a Stir in Harvard Square

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.

Harvard Square at Night
Harvard Square

Hundreds Haunt Harvard Square for Halloween Block Party

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.