The Square

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.

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.

Las Palmas
Harvard Square

Dominican Restaurant Las Palmas Puts Down New Roots in Former Jefe’s Location

Las Palmas, a restaurant serving up dishes inspired by the Dominican Republic, relocated this summer to a new space just one block away from its former home in Smith Campus Center.

Möge Tee
Harvard Square

Fourth Boba Shop, Möge Tee, to Splash into Harvard Square

Moge Tee is set to join Harvard Square in early 2023. The new boba shop will open at 54 JFK St. — the same location as Boston Tea Stop, which closed its doors in December 2021.

Taiyaki NYC
Food and Drink

New Fish on the Block: Students, Locals Welcome Ice Cream Store Taiyaki NYC to Harvard Square

Days before soft serve ice cream store Taiyaki NYC celebrates the grand opening of its Harvard location, the newest addition to the Square has already lured in students and local residents.

Central Rock Gym
Harvard Square

Central Rock Gym Brings New Heights to Harvard Square

Central Rock Gym rocked Harvard Square with its grand opening in the Abbot Building this past August.

Le Macaron
Harvard Square

Baking News: Le Macaron French Pastries Opens in Harvard Square

Harvard Square officially welcomed Le Macaron French Pastries in a grand opening event Saturday.

El Jefe's New Location
Student Life

Students Mourn, Celebrate Relocated El Jefe’s Taqueria in Harvard Square

It was only the second day of class, but Sabrina M. “Rezzy” Reznik ’25 estimated she had visited El Jefe’s Taqueria “three or four times” since arriving on campus for the fall semester.

Harvard Square

Ahead of Demolition, One Last Hurrah for the Harvard Square Pit at Pit-A-Palooza

Harvard Square’s Pit — the slightly submerged area located behind the T station entrance — is set to be demolished in July, but for one last time on Saturday, it was transformed into a circle pit.

Harvard Square

Mapping Harvard Square’s Transformation, From the Last In-person Commencement to Today

Harvard Square will host the first in-person Commencement since 2019 on Thursday. With three classes set to graduate this week, Harvard Square is alive and bustling with students, families, friends, and tourists.

Yoga Cafe
The Square

Yoga Cafe

A combined yoga studio and cafe has opened in Harvard Square.

College Life

Taco ’Bout News!: El Jefe’s Taqueria to Relocate Within Harvard Square

El Jefe’s Taqueria, a staple of Harvard Square, is set to move into a new location around the corner from its current storefront in August.

Harvard Square

Seasonings Change: Spyce to Close Harvard Square Location

Spyce, a robotic kitchen startup founded by MIT graduates, announced last Thursday it will close its Harvard Square location.

Shuttle Crash 2
Harvard Square

Harvard Shuttle Crashes into Tasty Burger on JFK Street; No Injuries Reported

An electric Harvard shuttle crashed onto the sidewalk in front of Tasty Burger and the Garage on John F. Kennedy Street at approximately 6:43 p.m. Wednesday.