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Whenever my issue of Boston Magazine comes, I read it right away and then earmark pages that I want to blog about later. It's been a busy couple of weeks, so I just recently pulled out my issue from underneath a stack of unread mail and flipped through it.

I will admit that I haven't been to Harvard Square in a long long time. The square does have a few great places though. The Greenhouse Cafe (huge sandwiches), Border Cafe (decent mexican food), and Burdick (best hot chocolate ever). But I just haven't been there in a while.

The most interesting part about the Boston Magazine article is that it points out that Harvard owns 30 of the storefronts in Harvard Square and plays landlord. But with the grocery store that's coming, they've actually handpicked their neighbor. Harvard rented the space left vacant when Sage's Market closed and let it sit there vacant since 2000 until they were able to find someone willing to open another grocery store in the area. Eating 7 years of rent just to be able to handpick your neighbor - wow.

Anyway, coming to Harvard Square in the near future is Peter Whang's, Market in the Square. Click (here) and (here) to read articles about it.



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3 Response to "Grocery Store Coming to Harvard Square"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    yes, you clearly haven't been to Harvard Square in a while. Greenhouse is gone.

    Posted on 10/9/07, 1:13 PM

     
  2. Beantown Bloggery Said,

    Hi Anonymous,

    Yes, it's been probably two years at least since I've been to Harvard Square. Possibly longer. Has it changed much? What took Greenhouse's place?

    Posted on 10/11/07, 2:27 AM

     
  3. A different anonymous Said,

    The Sage's storefront wasn't vacant the whole time. There was a cell phone store there for a few years after Sage's closed.

    The Greenhouse closed back in April, and nothing has replaced it yet.

    Posted on 11/2/07, 3:42 PM

     
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