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.
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.
And the award for most dramatic reuse of a storefront goes to Caramel French Patisserie of Salem, which says it plans to take over 233 Elm St. in Somerville’s Davis Square, a former pawn shop (“We buy gold”).
She-Devils and Mini Dresses with Beautiful Woman; the ninth Dance for World Community Festival; ninth annual Beer Pong for a Cure; 38th annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival; and 11th annual Family Music Festival.
The long-dark iYo Bistro storefront in Davis Square could become the new home to Snappy Ramen, roughly tripling the number of diners who can enjoy the savory soup at one time.
The science of “Avatar”; Community Chorus’ “Eternal Light”; Pride Week entertainment; Cambridge Arts River Festival and sculpture race; “The Orbiting Human Circus” live podcast performance; and Eighth Annual Carnaval Somerstreets Festival.
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 curated, multi-course restaurant Journeyman will close June 3, becoming a different restaurant with other others later in the summer.
The East Cambridge Business Association introduces a festival Sunday – an annual event to complement its Smoke This Rib Fest held each October since 2010 – to show off local shops and restaurants.
“Much Ado About Nothing” reading in the original pronunciation; Danceworks Spring concert; Cambridge Open Studios; Porchfest; Fourth Annual OnStage Arts Marathon; and Wild Rabbit Moto Show.