A decision on whether &pizza will be allowed to fill two spaces in Harvard Square should come Thursday when the Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled to hear the chain’s request for a fast food special permit – a hearing that’s been continued twice already.
Chicken & Rice Guys’ four restaurants have reopened after the Middle Eastern-themed lunch and dinner business was linked to an outbreak of E. coli infections, but the company’s four food trucks – three serve Cambridge – and one pop-up eatery remain shuttered.
Harvard Square lost an Eastern Mountain Sports, but Central Square is getting a Hilton’s Tent City.
A settlement between the Massasoit Elks Lodge and developer Twining Properties will allow a Central Square project with 283 units of housing and a 195-foor tower to go forward overlooking Jill Brown-Rhone Park.
A Cambridge resident is one of 14 people who became ill with an E. coli infection in an outbreak linked to Chicken & Rice Guys food trucks or restaurants. The city’s Inspectional Services Department ordered the company’s two Cambridge food trucks off the road.
Neighbors opposed to an apartment project planned for the site of the Lanes & Games bowling alley and Gateway Inn motel have asked the Arlington Redevelopment Board to take a position on the proposal.
A mini-boom in hotels has brought hundreds of rooms to Cambridge in the past couple of years, and there are hundreds of more rooms on the way, including two more hotels for Porter Square following one opened in October.
The City Council unanimously adopted an order asking the city manager to give developer Gerald Chan 30 days to provide “long-term plans” for the empty Harvard Square cinemas he’s owned for two years. But there’s been no action from the City Manager’s Office.
Crimson Corner moved Monday, two blocks and two corners up Brattle Street, having lost its lease in favor of up-and-coming &pizza – but it left some things behind.
A block of East Cambridge is about to feel emptier, with the closing of Hub Bicycle Co. at 1036 Cambridge St. on Friday and portentous signs at the Family Dollar store just two doors down at 1030 Cambridge St.