In Photos: Porter Square Books
In this photo essay, take a tour of Porter Square Bookshop, which features a diverse array of books and author events as well as a cafe, fueling readers with caffeine and freshly baked items brought from local businesses.
Lê’s Vietnamese Restaurant Set to Leave Harvard Square Due to Garage Renovations
Lê’s Vietnamese Restaurant is set to relocate to Boston’s Chinatown due to renovations slated for the Garage Building — a shopping mall located at 36 JFK St. where the restaurant is currently housed.
New Cambridge Cafe Roust Deli Delights Former Darwin’s Customers
Roust Deli, a “relaxed” cafe serving coffee and sandwiches, quietly opened its doors earlier this month in the space formerly occupied by Darwin’s Ltd. in Harvard Square.
Black Business Owners ‘Break Barriers,’ Find a ‘Niche’ in Harvard Square
In recognition of Black History Month, The Crimson interviewed the owners of Le Macaron, Oggi Gourmet, and Grolier Poetry Book Shop to learn about their lives and journeys to Harvard Square.
Möge Tee Joins the Par-tea as Fourth Boba Shop in Harvard Square
Boba shop Möge Tee held its grand opening in Harvard Square with a traditional lion dance performance and free drinks for their first 50 customers on Sunday.
Spoiler Alert: Harvard Square’s Milk Bar to Expire this Sunday
Just over three years after setting up shop at one of the most prominent storefronts in Harvard Square, Milk Bar is officially shuttering its doors this Sunday.
Former Darwin’s Workers to Launch Co-op Coffee Shop
Following the closure of all four locations of Darwin’s Ltd. late last year, a small group of former employees have announced plans to open a worker-owned cafe at the former Darwin’s location on Cambridge St.
Ramen Shop WakuWaku Walks Into Harvard Square
WakuWaku Ramen & Sake celebrated its grand opening yesterday in an event featuring live music from a DJ and futuristic decor.
Beloved Nightclub ManRay Parties Back Into Cambridge’s Central Square
Beloved Cambridge nightclub ManRay reopened to partygoers last Wednesday, almost 20 years after it shut down.
‘A Regenerative Space’: Faro Café Lights Up the Square
Faro Café — a vibrant new coffee shop on the corner of Arrow Street — opened its doors last month, inviting passersby to step out of the cold for a hot cup of coffee.
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.
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.
Taiwanese Boba Brand Tiger Sugar Pounces into Harvard Square
Taiwanese bubble tea brand Tiger Sugar has officially pounced its way into the Abbot building on JFK St., with a grand opening on Nov. 12.
Darwin's Shutdown: 31 Putnam Ave
The Darwin’s location at 31 Putnam Ave. is one of four stores that will close.
Darwin's Shutdown: 1629 Cambridge St.
Steven and Isabel Darwin, the owners of Darwin’s Ltd., announced last week they plan to close the store's four Cambridge locations.
With Harvard Square Darwin’s Location Set to Close, Workers Gather at Owners’ House
The popular Boston-area coffee chain Darwin’s Ltd. announced plans to close the store’s original Harvard Square location at the end of the month, prompting some workers to stage a protest at Cambridge City Hall on Sunday denouncing the move.
Anthony Ferranti ’46, Longtime Harvard Square Business Owner, Remembered as a Caring Mentor
Former employees of the Ferranti-Dege camera shop, co-founded by Anthony C. Ferranti ’46 in 1955, would affectionately refer to themselves as alumni of “Ferranti-Dege University.”
Video: Telling Stories in Harvard Square
Odds M. Bodkin is one of Harvard Square's most interesting storytellers. His art has taken him to the White House and Lincoln Center — and it has led him to form a special relationship with Grendel’s Den, the Square staple that has served as a venue for many of his performances.
Spilling the Beans: Starbucks to Rejoin Harvard Square — In a New Location
Just in time for peppermint and holiday drinks, Starbucks will return to Harvard Square in November, down the road from its previous location on Massachusetts Avenue.
Baking News: Le Macaron French Pastries Opens in Harvard Square
Harvard Square officially welcomed Le Macaron French Pastries in a grand opening event Saturday.