Harvard Square


Sally's Sandwiches

Sally's Sandwiches opened earlier this month in the Smith Campus Center in a combined storefront with Blackbird Donuts. Both stores are operated by the Gallows Group, a local restaurant group.


Female Entrepreneurs in Harvard Square Reflect on Challenges, Opportunities

Every October, National Women’s Small Business Month honors the numerous contributions of female entrepreneurs to local economies. In recognition, The Crimson spoke with some of the women who run popular establishments in Harvard Square.


Women in Business

Shoshanah Garber is the owner of Black Sheep Bagels, a popular breakfast spot in Harvard Square.


Blue Bottle Reopening

Students are anxiously awaiting the reopening of Blue Bottle Coffee Company next month.


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

Chinese restaurant and tiki bar Wusong Road is set to open in mid-November at 112 Mt. Auburn St. — the former location of Les Sablons.


Darwins Square Unionization

Workers at Darwin's, pictured above, and Pavement, two Harvard Square coffee shops, have recently started campaigning for unionization.


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.


jfk st

Harvard Square will soon be home to a Chase Bank branch, slated to arrive on JFK St. in 2022.


Tommy's Reopened

Tommy's convenience store reopened for the first time last week since closing down last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.


‘An Uphill Climb’: Square Businesses Grapple with Staffing Shortages

Amid a national shortage in restaurant workers, Harvard Square businesses have been inundated with customers, causing stores to reduce their hours and discontinue online ordering as lines stretch out of their doors.


HSQ Staff Shortages 2

Patrons line up inside Kung Fu Tea, a store on Massachusetts Avenue, a frequent sight amid a national shortage in restaurant workers.


Following NCAA Ruling, Harvard Student Athletes Secure Sponsorship Deals

In the wake of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s new policy allowing student athletes to profit off their brand image, Harvard athletes are taking advantage by inking sponsorship deals with local and national brands.


Pamplona Outside

The building at 12 Bow St., formerly home of Café Pamplona, was purchased earlier this year by Susana Vik '22-'23, the president of the Bee Club. A banner with the Bee Club insignia currently adorns one of the first-floor windows.


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