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Tom’s BaoBao Bows Out of Harvard Square

Tom’s BaoBao — the fast-casual restaurant serving baozi, or Chinese steamed buns, on Winthrop Street — has closed its doors after more than three years of business on Harvard Square.


Two-Alarm Fire Sweeps Through Border Cafe and Global Health Institute Building

The Cambridge Police Department diverted traffic in the nearby blocks of the surrounding area. CPD warned in a tweet at approximately 2:07 p.m. that residents should expect traffic impacts in Harvard Square during the response to the fire.


Leonard Goldstein, Former Owner of Keezer’s Classic Clothing, Dies at 67

Former Keezer's Classic Clothing owner Leonard I. “Len” Goldstein died Oct. 22 at the age of 67, after devoting nearly four decades of his life to offering elegant suits and ties to countless Harvard students and Cambridge residents.


Bluestone Lane Strolls Into Harvard Square

Bluestone Lane, an Australian-inspired café chain with locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, will open its new Harvard Square location Friday morning.


Out of Town News Kiosk Space to Host CultureHouse

CultureHouse, a non-profit organization that hosts social events and artistic performances, will fill the kiosk currently housing Out of Town News, which will close at the end of October after 64 years in operation.


OTTO Pizza

Harvard Square pizza mainstay OTTO Pizza reopened after closing due to a fire.


ADA Lawsuit Against Harvard, Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage Dismissed

A lawsuit filed against Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage and Harvard for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act was dismissed earlier this fall. The plaintiff in the case, Andres R. Melo, filed the initial complaint in federal court in February 2019.


Flat Patties Flips Out of Harvard Square

The restaurant has operated in this location since 2014, after migrating from its former locale in the Garage in Harvard Square. Flat Patties’ current retail space is owned by Asana Partners, the North Carolina-based development company that owns several retail storefronts on Brattle St.


Out of Town News to Leave Town

Out of Town News has sold newspapers from around the globe to Cambridge residents, students, and celebrities. Famous patrons included poet Robert Frost, celebrity chef Julia Child, and Microsoft founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates.


Black Ink

Harvard Square visitors stop to read the sign in front of Black Ink, which is shutting down amidst rising rent.


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