[personal profile] ron_newman
I saw people working inside Davis Square Donuts & Bagels (next to Community Credit Union) this afternoon, so I asked one of them about a projected opening date. She told me it should be in "about two weeks."
[personal profile] ron_newman
NOCA Provisions is a brand-new cafe on Rindge Avenue, at the intersection with Cedar, Rice, and Middlesex streets. It's run by the folks from Season to Taste Catering. Check it out for a change of pace from your usual Davis Square routine.

Season to Taste’s Noca Provisions Is Now Open (Boston magazine)
[personal profile] ron_newman
A new sign in the window, at 377 Summer Street between Rosebud and Community Credit Union, invites people to sign up for email notifications at https://www.davissquaredonutsandbagels.com/ .

The shop was supposed to open last year, but never did.
[personal profile] ron_newman
The new Dunkin Donuts next to bfresh has a sign saying it will open this Thursday. I don't know what time it will open.

bfresh sent me a press release about its opening, which will happen this Friday at 9 am, "contingent on securing typical city permits and passing final inspections".
Here's the full press release )

Mem Tea

Sep. 28th, 2016 03:55 pm
[identity profile] trtls.livejournal.com
Mem Tea is now open for business in the former Stellabella Toys location on Elm St. next to Harvard Square Eye and Diaper Lab.
[personal profile] ron_newman
Eater.com reports that "Plans for Davis Square Donuts and Bagels have been scrapped and the space appears to be up for lease with items in the store covered in plastic wrap." The shop was supposed to open in the Community Credit Union building, next to the Rosebud.

Earlier posts about this: July 15, 2015 | July 9, 2015
[identity profile] teko.livejournal.com
Sugidama, a new Japanese place serving house-made soba and itzakaya-grilled meats, soft-opened next to Davis Square Family Practice late last week. They're open for lunch & dinner starting this week.

Not too far from Davis, the Winter Hill Brewing Company opened today, serving Counter Culture coffee in the mornings. Their evening brewery opens soonish.
[personal profile] ron_newman
as of two days ago. Here's their new website, but it doesn't have a menu online. The main change seems to be the addition of grilled food. They still have frozen yogurt.

(Earlier posts: December 1 and September 10)
[personal profile] ron_newman
iYO Cafe has a sign saying it has been closed since last Monday 11/23 for renovations. When it reopens, it will be "iYO Bistro", which will still have froyo but will also have a grill. The people inside told me they expect to reopen 7 to 10 days from today.

(Earlier post on this subject here.)
[identity profile] guthmeister.livejournal.com
I used to love iYo. Then, last year, new owners took over and expanded the menu, etc... I didn't care for the prepared foods but I liked that it was still recognizable as a yogurt shop. Then, Tuesday night, I stopped by and it appears the business is being overhauled yet again. I don't know if it changed hands again, but a new staff seems to be in charge. The owners are installing a huge stove, range hood, and what looked like an elaborate sprinkler system. Meanwhile, the yogurt area looked neglected, almost as if it were an afterthought. I imagine running a seasonal business is super difficult in this climate but I'm sad to see this cute local cafe suffer one identity crisis after another. Anyone know the latest?
[identity profile] pakoo.livejournal.com
This Wednesday, the 26th, from 7-9pm at Forge, there will be a coffee pour over lesson and tix are on sale on Eventbrite.  Here's an exerpt from the description:

Forge Baking Company presents our first in a series of workshops. Intro to Coffee and Pour Overs will be an interactive educational 2 hour class with Brendan, our Coffee Trainer. Brendan will be covering the history of coffee; there will be a multimedia presentation as well as a coffee tasting component. The class will highlight pour over technique, as well as offer a platform for participants to make pour overs, and focus on things like grind settings, water, weight, and the timing of a pour over in order to yield a consistently great cup of coffee. Each participant will receive a 12oz bag of an offering from Intelligentsia Coffee upon completion of the class as well as a 10% discount on all retail items purchased that night.

Have questions about Intro to Coffee & Pour Over Workshop? Contact Forge Baking Company









[personal profile] ron_newman
next to Johnny D's, in the storefront where Kindred Tea & Tonic was open for a few minutes earlier this year.

They have six barstools and room for about the same number of standees, so it's not going to be a place to hang out for a long time.
[identity profile] mary388.livejournal.com
I'm not sure if I am posting correctly so this site and may have posted twice.

Monday, July 27 at 6pm Rebekah Gewirtz is sponsoring this meeting with the developer, architect and attorney (R.G. Di Girolamo to answer questions about this shop. The notice was on a flyer put on my porch.

377 Elm St

Jul. 9th, 2015 10:48 am
[identity profile] mary388.livejournal.com
I got a Legal notice from city notifying me of an application for Special Permit to establish "an approx. 3,000 sf fast food establishment, a donut shop, with indoor and outdoor seating under SZO sec. 7.11.10.2.2.b and a parking variance sec.9.5 CBD zone". Christos Poutahidis is the applicant.

Anyone know anything about this? The credit union is there now.
[personal profile] ron_newman
A construction crew has demolished the interior wall separating Dunkin Donuts from the rest of the building. The regulars never got a chance to say goodbye.

I'll miss their $1 afternoon "happy hour" specials.
[personal profile] ron_newman
Boston Eater.com reports that a Simon's coffee shop may be replacing the closed Kindred Tea & Tonic, next to Johnny D's.

(Kindred is the most perplexing business failure I've ever seen in Davis Square. After two and a half years of planning and construction, it sort of opened last December, only to close less than four months later.)
[identity profile] obie119.livejournal.com
Hi all,

Here's a very fun and laid-back holiday bike ride. There's some singing, some biking, and a lot of eating and drinking - and it all raises funds for Horizons for Homeless Children (or you may donate a bike to Bikes Not Bombs). No need for any talent in the singing or biking - only enthusiasm is needed!

Warm regards,
Karin T

PS: Yes, it's the same day as the Jingle Bell Run - both are great events, so just choose if you'd rather sit on your butt or run :)

**

On Sunday, December 14th, bring family and friends to Arlington for the 18th Annual Ciclismo Classico Jingle Ride, a leisurely and festive bike parade to Boston and back. This 22-mile ride rolls through Harvard Square, the Esplanade, Boston Common, and Newbury Street – we stop and sing carols for passersby, and just parade along showing some creative holiday spirit.

There will be free hot mulled cider and freshly-brewed coffee and pastries thanks to our starting-point hosts at the Kickstand Café. We’ll also enjoy hot cocoa and cookies at Harvard Square, courtesy of the Harvard Square Business Association!

It’s a parade, not a race – so if you have a bicycle, we’d love your holiday spirit along for the ride!

New this year: Crowded garage? Bring a used adult or child-sized bike to donate to Bikes Not Bombs and ride for free! Bicycle donation guidelines are here.

Join the Jingle Ride!
Date: Sunday December 14th, 2014 (ride will be cancelled if there is extreme weather)
Time: registration opens at 10:15 AM, ride leaves promptly at 11 AM
Distance: 22-mile leisurely loop from Arlington to Boston and back
Starting point: Kickstand Café, 594 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Center, MA
Cost: Suggested donation of $25 (children under 18 are free if accompanied by an adult). All proceeds go to Horizons for Homeless Children.
RSVP is preferred but not required. Please RSVP at https://jingleride2014.eventbrite.com or contact Marc at 781-646-3377.
Or – join the event on facebook!
[personal profile] ron_newman
Sherman Cafe has announced on Facebook that they are going out of business this weekend. Their remaining hours, for the next three days:

Friday - 7 am to 3 pm
Saturday - 8 am to 3 pm
Sunday - 8 am to NOON

and that's it.

Established in 2003, Sherman predates many other things people now associate with Union Square: the farmers' market, the Fluff festival, other ArtsUnion events, Bloc 11, Union Square Main Streets, and trendy ethnic restaurants.

Since their Facebook page could disappear soon after they close, I'm repeating their entire announcement behind this lj-cut:Sherman Cafe's closing announcement )

They also commented on Union Square Main Streets' Facebook page:comment )
[identity profile] lbmango.livejournal.com
I've decided to go on a quest! A quest to find the best bran muffins in the area. Yes, I know that this seems like a really silly quest, but I really like good bran muffins. Don't judge me.

Anyway, does anyone have suggestions of where I can find good bran muffins?

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