Save Crema Cafe, a Harvard Square Landmark!

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Alexandria Ramos
2 years ago
This is absurd. Stop it NOW.

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susan corcoran
2 years ago
After eighteen years of operating the business my late husband Timothy and I founded, Black Ink at 5 Brattle Street, I have come to really know and appreciate the Harvard Square community - for their dedication and understanding of what this community means to them and to all the people we share our space with. Harvard Square is a touchstone for so many - students who move here from all over the world, alumni who remember their time here fondly, the travelers who always dreamed of visiting, and of course those who work and live here. We share not only our space but those experiences that are enriching and enlightening, our favorite haunts - like Crema Cafe, legacy businesses like Harvard Bookstore, Cardullo's, Curious George, Bob Slate, Leavitt & Peirce, Dickson Brothers and on and on...
We independent business owners and our staff are here tending to the daily operations/environment/culture that make Harvard Square uniquely quirky and odd. It takes dedication, a lot of physical hard work and talent, and time - lots and lots of time.
I want to thank our supporters for making this experience fun and frankly, an unparalleled experience. It's encouraging to see how many are speaking out about what we value before we lose any more ground to outside forces that seek to enrich themselves without first understanding what our community values and will support.
It's true that ultimately it's the consumer who decides where to spend their money and time, but forcing businesses out due to unsustainable operating costs takes this power from us.
Please continue to "vote" with your dollars, support the institutions that you believe in, that are here for you, and that represent your values. Everyday choices can determine the ability of a community to hold on to the experiences that they treasure.
Peace,
Susan Corcoran and the Black Ink family

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Srilatha Rajamani
2 years ago
I hate the Harvard Square is losing what makes it unique. This is symptomatic of what is happening in Cambridge and we must stop the real estate corporate greed. Otherwise we will lose our city’s soul.

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Dorothy Tweer
2 years ago
I like local, small businesses.

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Rob Hayes
2 years ago
Crema is a lovely place, feels great, attracts a clientele that doesn't like
an industrial coffee shop. The developers are killing the Square. They should wise up, and maybe they can?

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Gaby Whitehouse
2 years ago
I want o keep Crema in the Square!

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Gretchen Adams
2 years ago
I love the coffee, ambience, and food that Crema serves up!

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Kaley Sheehan
2 years ago
I grew up in Cambridge and have had to sadly watch as all my favorite small business close because of landlords taking over and spiking the rent to unresonable amounts. This isn’t okay and if it continues Cambridge will become no more than a basic big box town with no culture or anything to make it special.

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Hannah lefkowitz
2 years ago
I grew up in the Square and am not a huge fan of all of the changes.

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Michael Sullivan
2 years ago
harvard square is losing all of its local businesses!!!!!!!