First Republic will be taking over the former American Apparel space at 47 Brattle St., empty since the end of March after the controversial clothing company suffered bankruptcies and shuttered stores nationwide.
MIT’s proposal to zone the 14-acre Volpe parcel in Kendall Square passed a procedural milestone Monday when the City Council was expected to forward the zoning petition for further hearings. Kind of, anyway.
Cafe Algiers is at risk again, being pushed out by the building’s owner and another of his tenants: Michael Scelfo, the restaurateur behind the basement-space Alden & Harlow and the nearby Waypoint.
In the wake of a disastrous high-rise fire in London in which aluminum building cladding may be implicated, Cambridge officials are looking into similar material used in renovation of a Housing Authority development with elderly and disabled tenants.
City councillors grappled Monday with the city’s role in duping hundreds of restaurateurs into spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on alcohol licenses that are now worthless, as well as how to compensate the buyers for their empty investments.
The Harvard Square Defense Fund is back – rebranded – with 1979 founder Gladys “Pebble” Gifford joining forces with younger generations active as the group Our Harvard Square.
A Somerville company wants donations of something most people have plenty of, and don’t consider very valuable: stool. Now the company is turning to the MBTA’s red line subway to recruit donors.
The Harvard Square Theatre at 10 Church St. will be redeveloped into a mixed-use building with two below-ground movie screens; street-level retail; and five stories of office space above.
The liquor license for the T.T. the Bear’s Place nightclub cost the equivalent of $343,382 in today’s dollars. The River Gods license cost more than $167,000 in today’s dollars. Today those licenses are worthless, and the owners are stricken.
The taxi industry, under attack from ride-hailing firms such as Uber and Lyft, is getting some regulatory relief in Cambridge, where the License Commission has come to owners and drivers with ideas to help level the playing field and is asking to hear their ideas as well.