After deciding not to oust a struggling arts business in The Port, a recreational cannabis entrepreneur thought she had a good fallback location – a storefront in North Cambridge being vacated by a small grocer. The grocer, however, has no plans to leave, and in fact had just this year expanded.
Porter Square is looking suddenly like a bubble tea hot spot. After years with the only options being inside Lesley University’s building or as part of a sit-down meal, a former kids art studio has been cleared out to make room for what could be the area’s third storefront boba tea seller.
Folks, you really need to hear this: Things are not good. The restaurant industry is in shambles, severely understaffed and doing a fraction of its typical sales. That’s why the federal government’s Restaurant Relief Fund needs to be refunded – and go to more than 30 percent of eligible businesses.