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A #TBT with exciting news: The “Marksons” sign in this photo, which would later become the Blockbuster sign, is getting a makeover! Each year, the City of Cambridge Community Development Department (Official) invites small businesses & groups to propose projects that will enhance their business districts. We’re proud to announce that the CSBA has been selected as a 2018 winner and will be renovating the sign to better reflect our vibrant Cultural District! Learn more about the Small Business Challenge program: http://bit.ly/2DIwwyD 📷: Cambridge Historical Commission
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Cambridge Brands Inc. (CBI), manufacturer of Junior Mints, Charleston Chews, Sugar Babies, Junior Caramels, Cella’s Dips, Tootsie Mini Bites, and Fruit Chew Mini Bites, is proposing to construct a modest addition to its existing candy manufacturing facility at 810 Main Street. The addition is needed to house a utility vault and new electrical system to replace deteriorating equipment that was installed in the 1950s. In consultation with Eversource, CBI has determined that the clearances of the existing facility are insufficient to accommodate modern electrical equipment. The primary function of the addition will be to house the switch equipment of the new electrical system; the balance of the space will be used for candy manufacturing. The existing building is approximately 146,300 sf. and is five stories high. The addition will be approximately 21,540 square feet with a footprint of approximately 3,600 square feet; it will consist of a below-grade basement and five stories above grade. The 810 Main Street property is located within the BB District and the Central Square Overlay District. Please join us as we discuss the impacts of this project on our Central Square community!
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Happy #FirstDayOfSpring! Whether you're bringing home a bouquet for yourself or ordering an arrangement to thank your #Easter host next weekend, fresh blooms from Central Square Florist make every day a little brighter. 🌷💐
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The only proper way to celebrate #StPatricksDay in #CentralSQ — enjoying a Guinness paired with traditional Irish food & music at The Phoenix Landing, of course. Cheers! 🍺🍀
It’s time for the latest #CSBAspotlight — Teddy Shoes, Inc.! This #CentralSQ staple has been a part of our community since 1957 and has evolved with the neighborhood. “When my father (Theodore) started the business, his parents owned this building — so we’ve always been located in this exact spot. I was finishing up at the University of Miami and when my father called and offered me the opportunity to take over his business. I started with him in August of 1978 and I’ve been here ever since. He told me ‘customers can buy shoes anywhere, but if you treat them well they’re always going to come back.’ We aim to really take care of our clients and make sure that everyone leaves satisfied. When we opened, the store specialized in cancellations and factory seconds. At one point there were 16 shoe stores on the block, but Teddy Shoes is the last one standing. We’ve really evolved to be a dance supply store — it’s nearly 90% of my business. We cover everything from ballet to flamenco and carry all of the necessary shoes and garments. We do have family footwear, ladies shoes, oversize, hosiery, and lingerie as well. In 1993, the only two Capezio dance stores in the Boston area closed at the same time. My customers asked me to try to get the line, so I decided to make an investment. From there we began selling more & more dance brands and formed great relationships with companies like the Boston Ballet, José Mateo Ballet Theatre, and so many other local studios. We carry specific items that they require their dancers wear and even list each school’s dress code on our website. I’ve been a member of the CSBA for a long, long time and am proud to still support the organization. I can’t stress enough the importance of small business. We work with our customers to give them the best quality of products and service possible — and see countless return customers due to their satisfaction. If customers don’t give small businesses the opportunity to earn their business, it’s going to be really hard for them to stick around.” — Steven Adelson, Owner of Teddy Shoes
Celebrate #NationalWomensHistoryMonth with the No Makeup Series in #CentralSQ this Thursday! CSBA member YWCA Cambridge is hosting an exhibition by Steve Osemwenkhae showcasing the natural beauty of women through photographs and stories. Thursday 3/15 • 6pm • RSVP: No Makeup Series by Steve Osemwenkhae
...info session from 7 to 9 p.m. March 15 at the Community Art Center, 119 Windsor St., in The Port neighborhood...
Every Boston burger fan already knows that Craigie on Main (853 Main St., Central Square, Cambridge) is one of the best in the burger game. Earlier this year...
14-18 inches: Worcester County all the way east to the coastline. Including all of Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk counties. Also includes most of the Outer Cape and Martha’s Vineyard.
Berkshire Bank, Pittsfield – permission to establish a branch office at 16 Albany Turnpike, Simsbury, Connecticut – approved Feb. 7, 2018.
Cambridge Trust Co., Cambridge – permission to close its branch office located at 350 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Comment period ends Feb. 28, 2018.This article has 3 other Boston locations (Show)
Berkshire Bank, Pittsfield – permission to relocate its branch office from 41 State St., Albany, New York to 30 South Pearl St., Albany, New York – approved Feb. 26, 2018.
...Commons’ banking offices following consummation of the merger. First Commons’ banking offices are located at 718 Beacon St., Newton Centre and at 161 Linden St., Wellesley – approved Feb. 21, 2018...
Greenfield Savings Bank, Greenfield – notice to establish a branch office at 140 Russell St., Hadley. Filed Feb. 16, 2018.
Even our T stops have character. #CentralSQ 📷: @harmonywitte on Instagram
...Friday morning? Try a new strategy: Head to Longfellows, the cafe inside Lamplighter Brewing Co. (284 Broadway, Cambridge), instead. Starting today, Longfellows is serving Bagelsaurus bagels every Friday, from 7:30 a...This article has 1 other Boston location (Show)
The Prudential location of Earls Kitchen + Bar (800 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston) has a pretty snazzy heated roof — but even though it’s heated...
This #InternationalWomensDay, we celebrate all the wonderful women in #CentralSQ, but especially On The Rise — a day program that serves women in need. #CSBAspotlight
“Inside, things feel tropical. The place is all aqua accents, cool tile, and repurposed wood, green fronds unfurling from planters… There are people here of all ages, colors, and backgrounds. For this, as well as for the food, La Fábrica Central stands out.” — Devra First for The Boston Globe #CSBAspotlight
When Pigs Fly (241 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville): The Somerville outpost for this bread company moved to a larger space on the other side of the square, right by McKinnon’s.
Brew on the Grid (93 Windsor St., Cambridge): This was the second location of a Worcester-based coffee shop that has several more locations planned for the North Shore and Central Massachusetts. The group plans to put one of its other concepts, Stix Noodle Bar, in the Cambridge space.This article has 10 other Boston locations (Show)
Anna’s Taqueria (800 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): Finally, the local burrito chain has opened its long-awaited Prudential Center location, serving up its usual menu of tacos and more.
Apm Coffee (99 Kneeland St., Chinatown, Boston): Located in the One Greenway apartment building, this coffee shop serves Intelligentsia coffee and swooped in shortly after Beantowne Coffee closed its shop at this address.
Bootleg Special (400 Tremont St., South End, Boston): Put on a bib and gloves to eat a spicy seafood boil in this fun new South End addition.
Caffe Nero (1375 Boylston St., Fenway, Boston): This European cafe chain continues its Boston takeover with a Fenway location.
Craft Table & Bar (107 Porter St., East Boston): Located in the former Ecco space, this restaurant comes from a group that is opening several different restaurants around the Worcester area and beyond (including a Worcester location of Craft Table & Bar).
Exodus Bagels (3346 Washington St., Jamaica Plain, Boston): This farmers market staple has opened a permanent storefront in the former Canto 6 space. Exodus’ long-promised Roslindale space is still in the works; meanwhile, it serves as the company’s commissary.
Gen Sou En (299 Harvard St., Brookline): At this beautifully designed Coolidge Corner space, there is matcha, Japanese pastries, soft serve, bento box-style lunches, and lots more.
My Diner (455 E 1st St.): After more than a decade on A Street, My Diner had to leave Southie due to development and opened a location in Melrose. Now, Melrose remains open, and My Diner has a second location back in Southie, this time on First Street.
Xiang Yu China Bistro (1223 Beacon St., Brookline): This Chinese restaurant replaced Takusan Sushi. It’s open already, but it’ll host a grand opening celebration in mid-March.
Agoro’s Pizza Bar & Grill (356 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, Boston): This Cleveland Circle pizzeria and bar was not a great fit for the...
If you’re going to cheat on your diet, do it right. Have you been to Roxy's Grilled Cheese in #CentralSQ yet? #CSBAspotlight 📷: @vivian_foodie on Instagram
Police and fire crews responded to the area of 45 Cherry Street for a reported fire. Upon arrival, officials say crews found a plume of fire rising from the street.
The address for the now-closed Brew on the Grid (and upcoming Stix Noodle Bar) is 93 Windsor Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139. The website for the Worcester location can be found at https://www.stixnoodlebar.com/
Day and night, #GraffitiAlley shines bright. #CentralSQ 📷: @sjnoyes on Instagram
The address for Tequila's Grill & Cantina in Wakefield is 979 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880.
Brew on the Grid closed in Cambridge this month after only six months in the longtime Newtowne Variety space near MIT (93 Windsor St., Cambridge), but it will be replaced by a ramen-focused restaurant, Stix Noodle Bar, from the same company.
A little #MondayMotivation from WeWork 💭 #CSBAspotlight 📷: @anintrovertsadventures on Instagram
A great Saturday night spot: Brick & Mortar… if you can find it. #CSBAspotlight
Times are changing, but we’re only moving forward in #CentralSQ. #TBT Modern day photo: @katefnbarry on Instagram
Guards at the Taj plays at Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge from March 1 to April 1, 2018. Tickets may be purchased by calling 617.576.9278 x1, at the Central Square Theater box office, or online at CentralSquareTheater.org
Whether you’re looking for the classics or exploring new releases, #CSBA member Cheapo Records has all the vinyl you could ever dream of. 🎶 📷: @lavidadegreta on Instagram
#TBT – Central Square Update 1996
Even our four-legged friends are #CitizensOfCentralSQ. 📷: @simcoe_pup on Instagram
Bixler, hit by a car at 12:56 a.m. Jan. 13 as he crossed Massachusetts Avenue near Douglas Street, was rushed to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston after the collision for emergency...
Spotted in #CentralSQ: a mural of everything we stand for. Join us on our mission to provide support for the citizens & businesses as well as advocate for positive improvements to the neighborhood! Learn more about joining the CSBA at centralsq.org. 📷: @cfspink on Instagram
Sushi is always a good idea — especially when accompanied by live music! #CSBA member Thelonious Monkfish has live jazz music every Wednesday through Sunday. #CSeats
#CSBA member Charlie Allen Renovations, Inc. is offering a Spring Special! Save up to $5,000 on your remodeling project when you contract it to start in the spring of 2018. For inquiries and more information, visit charlie-allen.com or email VP Philip at email@example.com.
...was hit by a car at 12:56 a.m. Jan. 13 as he crossed Massachusetts Avenue near Douglas Street. The driver told police Bixler ran into the crosswalk. He was rushed to Beth Israel...
MIT graduate Phyo N. Kyaw, 23, died shortly after 7:40 p.m. Dec. 27, 2011 at Vassar Street and Massachusetts Avenue, when he was hit by an oil tanker truck turning right onto Vassar. He was on a bicycle.This article has 1 other Boston location (Show)
...died from a 3:45 p.m. July 2, 2002, dooring incident in front of 501 Massachusetts Ave. – not far from where Bixler was struck, but still three blocks from the intersection with...
Playback in the Port: One of our FLOW grant projects kicks off as Playback Theatre invites audience members to share true stories on the theme of "How do we give and receive love in today's society?" Actors will then compassionately transform into improvised theater. Admission is free. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Moses Youth Center, 243 Harvard St., Cambridge. https://www.facebook.com/events/2108581386028081/
#TBT to our Reimagining Carl Barron Plaza Forum! We had a wonderful day brainstorming the best way to renovate and renew the plaza in the coming years with #CentralSQ business owners, residents, and City Council members. Thank you to all who attended! Input from the meeting will be presented to the community soon. Photos by Kyle Klein Photography
Be kind and spread love. We love this little bit of #MondayMotivation from #GraffitiAlley! 📷: @artisticinsurrection on Instagram
Whether you’re looking for somewhere to watch the #SuperBowl or ordering takeout to root on the Patriots at home, these #CSBA members have everything you need! #SBLII #CentralSQ Oath Pizza • Naco Taco • Craigie On Main • The Phoenix Landing • 730 Tavern, Kitchen & Patio • Mainely Burgers
EveryBlock collects 19 types of news in Boston — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 112-126 Columbia St.