Business

What’s New: Construction Zones

Central Square A new boutique hotel with rooftop diningBuilt by global design firm Gensler in collaboration with Cambridge-based architect Boyes-Watson, 907 Main (located at 907 Main St.) will house 67 rooms as well as retail space and a rooftop bar called Blue Owl. The hotel’s website says its design drew inspiration from the legacy of […]


What’s Cooking in Cambridge?

If you asked Mohammad Abo-Sharkh what sets his food truck apart from the rest, he’d say it’s the koshari. The Egyptian dish, also known as “kushari,” usually consists of rice, lentils, chickpeas, crispy onions, and macaroni served with a tangy tomato sauce. Zaaki Food Truck offers a unique spin on it, removing the macaroni to […]



What’s New: Final Farewells

Harvard SquareOut of Town News Out of Town News left town at the end of October in advance of city plans to renovate the 64-year-old kiosk, according to The Harvard Crimson. The newsstand sold “newspapers from around the globe” to a wide audience of students, locals, and even famous faces like Robert Frost and Julia […]



Cambridge Art & Frame Is Your Pick For Displaying Your Masterworks

Scout’s Honored 2019Services—FramingCambridge Art & Frame at the Multicultural Arts Center41 Second Street, (617) 547-5944cambridgeartandframe.com Tucked inside the Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge Art & Frame is a single room, its walls lined with frame materials and sheets of glass, worktables, and tools of the craft. It’s a workshop, not a storefront, and for owner Andrew […]


Something Ventured: Central Square Florist

Family-owned Central Square Florist has been a cornerstone to the square for decades, catering to the local community since 1929. But the voice of the small, colorful shop has evolved in recent years as ownership has been passed down to a member of the family’s youngest generation, Jackie Levine. Central Square Florist, which Levine’s grandfather’s […]



What’s New: Comings & Goings

East CambridgePuritan & Co. Chef/Owner to Open New Eatery in 2020 Will Gilson, the chef and owner of Puritan & Co., has big plans for an all-in-one cafe, restaurant, and cocktail bar, according to a press release. An anticipated retail building in Cambridge Crossing known as The Shed, which is currently under construction, will house […]


Salt & Olive’s New Mural Celebrates Cambridge’s Diversity

When you walk into Salt & Olive, an expansive new mural greets you. A woman on the left of the painting seems to be passing you a plate; another, on the right, appears ready to clink her wine glass against yours. Salt & Olive owner Mary Taylor commissioned the artwork, titled “A tavola non si […]


Cleenland Offers Judgment-free, Low-waste Shopping

Cleenland, a shop that sells bulk household and personal care products with little to no packaging, wants to make a low-waste lifestyle accessible to everyone—even those just joining the sustainability bandwagon.  “It’s just a nice place to be, it’s just a place that you want to be,” explains founder and owner Sarah Levy. “And then […]


What’s New: Closing Time

Harvard/Central SquaresO2 Yoga Mass. Ave’s O2 Cambridge Wellness Center, comprised of O2 Yoga, VO2 Vegan Cafe, and a massage practice, closed its doors at the end of April. The husband-and-wife team behind the center, Steve Carpenter and Mimi Loureiro, underwent a traumatic year after losing one of their sons, Dylan, to a rare form of […]