With a shortfall of tens of millions of dollars between the estimated land value and ballpark construction costs for the Volpe parcel in Kendall Square, the City Council has asked the analysts who produced the land estimate to personally attend a Tuesday meeting.
This weekend brings Small Business Saturday, when local shops bid for holiday dollars not already spent at mall- and chain-heavy Black Friday sales, and two Cambridge startups are supporting the effort.
Stellabella Toys is closing its Davis Square branch, with owner Richard Henry looking at causes as simple as lower foot traffic and as complex as the effect of online giants such as Amazon changing the nature of retail itself.
An economic analysis of the proposed Volpe project in Kendall Square was heard for the first time Tuesday night by the Planning Board, and the results put the economic prospects “at the margin,” according to Tom Evans, executive director of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority.
A little less than two years after adopting zoning to put any medical marijuana dispensaries in either Alewife or NorthPoint, the City Council is wondering if it’s time to rethink the unused Medical Marijuana Overlay Districts entirely.
Another medical marijuana facility is taking a run at Cambridge, and facing the same hurdles as Greeneway Wellness, which was forced to back out at the end of 2014.
The Powder Magazine building at Magazine Beach has been a few things since 1818 – an ammunition storage depot, a bathhouse and storage – and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation is willing to hear any idea about what it should be next.
By the end of this year, Cambridge Health Alliance will offer same-day and next-day appointments to most people seeking a surgeon. The Alliance has been trying to increase the number of patients who use its services as it seeks to achieve financial stability.
Launch isn’t named after the rented kayaks that will hit the waters of the Broad Canal as part of the restaurant’s view. The 240-seat restaurant is also aimed at activating space for the businesses, conferences and venture capital high rollers in Kendall Square.
The city backed away from a lawsuit over one small aspect of its affordable housing zoning requirements last month, receiving $40,000 and agreeing not to require that one out of five units in a building near Fresh Pond be set aside as affordable housing.