Business

By - 12/10/18 - 8:56 am

The Crimson reports Tealuxe is leaving Harvard Square on Dec. 23. The news comes days after the Crema coffeehouse announced its demise.

By - 12/9/18 - 8:03 pm

WBUR reports a new zoning ordinance requires developers to put solar panels on new buildings and buildings undergoing extensive renovations.

By - 12/6/18 - 9:18 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a community meeting on a proposed Blue Hill Avenue pot shop. One opponent said there are "people with battery powered tools that can cut through your roof."

By - 12/5/18 - 10:33 pm
Before and after images of Roslindale pot-shop proposal

Mitch Rosenfield with current photo of building and rendering of proposed shop.

Three main types of people attended a community meeting tonight on a pot shop proposed for the intersection of South and Walter streets: People who support the idea of a locally owned shop, especially one in a long derelict storefront; people who don't object to the idea of a pot shop in Roslindale in general, just not at that location; and a smaller group of people who begged the would-be operators to think of the children and not open anywhere near families and Fallon Field. Read more.

By - 12/5/18 - 1:53 pm

The Boston City Council voted today to demand that National Grid cut the crap and get the worker it's locked out for several months back to work - and to support a bill in the state Legislature to create a benefit system for locked out workers. Read more.

By - 12/3/18 - 10:10 am

Pot-shop proposals are popping up like daisies across Boston:

On Tuesday, Jody Mendoza and her husband, Richy Peña, hold an outreach meeting for their proposed Mojos pot shop at 1292 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan. Read more.

By - 11/21/18 - 12:45 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street announced today that Jamaica Plain's Turtle Swamp Brewing will open a beer hall in the Roslindale Substation at Cummins Highway and Washington Street. Read more.

By - 11/20/18 - 11:37 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the group that snapped up Mary Ann's, the Beacon Hill Pub and the Tam is looking set to take over Sullivan's Tap on Canal Street.

By - 11/20/18 - 9:09 am

OK, OK, but they also have peanut butter. Oh, and 42 mg of marijuana baked in. NBC Boston reports on the first legal sales of recreational marijuana this morning, in Leicester and Northampton. Read more.

By - 11/19/18 - 6:32 pm

The community is invited to Boston Acupuncture Project's Grand Opening Free Day this Small Business Saturday, November 24, from 10:00am – 2:30 pm with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:00pm. Free sample acupuncture treatments will be available beginning at 10:30am on a first come, first served basis.

By - 11/17/18 - 10:58 am

UPDATE: Union members approve contract.

Unite Here Local 26 holds a vote at the Hynes this afternoon on a possible contract reached with the Marriott chain for workers at seven Boston hotels.

Arisia convention being moved to non-Marriott hotel.

By - 11/15/18 - 12:56 pm

An investment in Polish margarine that went sour could cost a Boston venture capital firm and its principal owner more than $3 million in arbitration costs, if a federal judge here agrees to enforce an international tribunal's decision against them. Read more.

By - 11/15/18 - 10:52 am

When news broke last week that Chick-fil-A had an agreement to move into the Boylston Street location now occupied by a Boloco, it was news not just to fans and haters of the chicken chain, but to Boloco.

Boloco owner John Pepper says today: Read more.

By - 11/13/18 - 3:04 pm

Airbnb, which ginned up a heavy-handed astroturf campaign to try to block city regulation of short-term rentals, is now trying another approach: A lawsuit charging Boston with heavy handedness of its own by attempting to violate both Airbnb's and its affiliates' free speech and privacy rights. Read more.

By - 11/13/18 - 12:46 pm

The Langham Hotel announced today it will be shutting March 31 for a year:

We will undergo an extensive renovation to reposition the property as one of the top historic hotels in the country.

H/t Katie.

By - 11/13/18 - 12:43 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether Alex's Market, 322 Talbot Ave. in Dorchester, deserves any punishment for the way a customer walked out of the store and immediately popped open one of the 25-oz. Natural Ice cans he'd just purchased and guzzled some down - and then handed another one to an acquaintance. Read more.

By - 11/13/18 - 12:04 pm

Boston Harbor Hotel managers said today they will no longer allow members of the public onto a dock on which it offers live musical performances after an August incident in which a couple fell off the dock into the briny shallow - ironically while dancing to the theme song from the movie "Footloose." Read more.

By - 11/5/18 - 10:46 am

Lowe's says its Quincy store is underperforming.

By - 11/4/18 - 10:24 am
Helicopter above 1 Beacon St.

CarCarll captured the helicopter lowering a new HVAC unit onto 1 Beacon St. this morning, in an operation that went long enough to make people ask/kvetch why they couldn't do it on a weekday instead of Sunday morning.

A closer view: Read more.

By - 11/3/18 - 10:41 am

The Washington Post reports Amazon appears close to choosing a site near Washington, DC for its massive HQ2 project, based on all the chatter coming out of real-estate circles there, although it adds people there who want the thing worry Amazon could be having similar talks with other contenders.

The current owner of the old Suffolk Downs has said it will go ahead with its massive transformation of the site even without Amazon.