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Henry W. Burnes

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&pizza X Milk Bar
Harvard Square

Construction Is Underway, But Still No Opening Date for &pizza and Milk Bar

According to Harvard Square Business Association director Denise Jillson, the pizza chain and dessert dive hope to open sometime this fall.

Harvard Management Company
Central Administration

Harvard Investment in Brazil Tangled in Landholding Dispute

A University investment in Brazilian farmland could face a lawsuit as prosecutors review allegations that a Harvard-linked company does not rightfully own the land.

Harvard Square

Square’s Andover Shop Up for Sale

The Andover Shop has been a Harvard Square staple since 1953 and a go-to formal wear shop for generations of Harvard students and Cantabrigians.

Wholesome Fresh
Harvard Square

Wholesome Fresh Opens in the Square, Replacing Seized Market

​Wholesome Fresh, a casual restaurant-convenience store hybrid that started in Rhode Island, opened its doors to Harvard Square Thursday morning in the property formerly occupied by Market in the Square.


Students Munch on Free Burritos on Zambrero Opening Day

The fast-casual chain takes over a space formerly leased by the Boston-based burrito company Boloco.

Poke Debuts in Harvard Square
Harvard Square

Amid Snowstorm, Pokéworks Opens in Harvard Square

​Pokéworks, a poke fast-food chain, opened its doors in Harvard Square last week on a stormy day when many stores closed in preparation for a nor’easter.

Hair Cuttery Closing
Harvard Square

Mt. Auburn Hair Cuttery to Close

Hair Cuttery’s Harvard Square storefront will be snipped from its Mt. Auburn location on March 17 following an unexpected rent increase.

Harvard Square Vacancies
Food and Drink

Vacancies in Square Stir Debate About Future Developments

National chain &pizza has sought to secure the necessary approvals to open in one of several currently empty properties in the Square.

New Restaurants in the Smith Center
Harvard Square

Seven Restaurants Confirmed for Smith Campus Center

Saloniki—a local Greek fast food chain—and Oggi Gourmet will be among seven vendors located in the new Smith Campus Center when the building opens this fall.

Blue Bottle Coffee
Harvard Square

Blue Bottle Coffee Opens With Crowds, Free Caffeine

Students who stopped by said they were impressed by the store’s open decor and tasty coffee.

Year in Review - Diversity: Urban Outfitters
City Politics

Planning Board Asks Developer to Modify Plans for Harvard Sq. Mall

The Cambridge Planning Board asked Regency Centers Corporation to re-submit its proposal for a Harvard Sq. mall.

Cambridge City Council
City Politics

Committee Delays Recommendation on Harvard Square Restrictions

In a meeting that ultimately ended without an official recommendation, Cambridge City officials and residents debated the merits of a controversial zoning petition.

Blue Bottle Coffee
Harvard Square

Following Delays, Blue Bottle Coffee to Open This Winter

​Blue Bottle Coffee will soon open its liege waffle and avocado toast-filled doors at 40 Bow St., though the opening comes nearly six months later than store had initially planned.

Harvard Square

Cardullo’s Plans Boston Expansion

Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe, a Harvard Square icon since 1950, is planning to open a second location of its specialty food store in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood.

Marijuana in Harvard Square
Harvard Square

Federal Marijuana Crackdown Could Disrupt Budding Industry

Session’s decision comes just days after the first-ever medical marijuana dispensary opened in Harvard Square.