Apparently so. Wicked Local Brookline reports Qdoba has shut its Coolidge Corner outlet.
Finagle-a-Bagel in Coolidge Corner is now Fini-a-bagel.
The Coolidge Corner landmark now serves bad food, which should help free up tables, Local Spice reports:
... One dish, a cheese/apple/bacon omelette was sent back to the kitchen with the waitress, while I somehow ate my Eggs Benedict (with wholly cooked eggs, btw), and left the hard-as-a-rock homefries on the plate.
Jeff Egnaczyk reports that Coolidge Corner's Pizza Republic has thrown in the apron:
... Their slices went great with a Belgian ale on a Friday night. I guess it's back to my old college haunt, My Brother's Place. It's too bad though, Brookline, for all of its dining options, is a little lacking in good pizza joints.
Via Menu Pages.
Driver who plowed into the Coolidge Corner market's parking lot is 82, Wicked Local Brookline reports.
Sean Sullivan left the shutter open for awhile in Coolidge Corner.
Copyright Sean Sullivan.
Dennis Fox held a sign in support of Gaza in Coolidge Corner yesterday:
... I had two decent conversations with supporters of Israel that went beyond sloganeering, until in both cases they had enough and moved away. I don't believe such conversations will change many minds, and I doubt that changing individual minds will change Israeli policy, but it was more pleasant than mutual screaming.
One of my fellow protestors asked me what I thought made sense to do. I didn't have a good answer.
Miss Kelly, meanwhile, notes a pro-Gaza rally at 5 this afternoon in front of the Israeli consulate in Park Plaza, urges Israeli supporters to attend:
... Please go and show your support for Israel tomorrow. Don't let the Hamas-supporting, Muslim Brotherhood-backed Boston Muslim American Society get all the press coverage.
It's December and that means it's high shoplifting season in Coolidge Corner. Brookline Police report on three incidents yesterday, including a man allegedly caught trying to leave the Gap with a pair of pants concealed in his pants.
Michael Burstein is curious about a large wooden box with windows and aluminum-lined interior walls holding a log that appeared on the island on Beacon Street between Pleasant and Waldo streets today:
... If I had to guess, I'd say someone is doing an experiment with using sunlight to set the log aflame. But who is doing this, and why? ...
Wicked Local Brookline reports the Coolidge Corner Barnes and Noble is flying the coop when its lease runs out in December, finally leaving Brookline Booksmith in peace.
When not blogging, Michael Burstein writes science fiction. He takes photos of his newest work on the shelf at Brookline Booksmith.
Matt reports on Dennis Lehane's book reading/signing in Coolidge Corner last night.
Boston Foodie would return to "new American" Lineage in Coolidge Corner:
... It always makes me extremely happy when I hear wonderful things about a restaurant and find that they are true, especially when the concept is so simple. Good food, at good prices, delivered with finesse- you cant beat a well executed meal!
Harvard and Babcock streets, in front of the Gap around 5:30 p.m., at least four vehicles involved; numerous injuries reported. Ryan files this dispatch:
Both vehicles were crushed but one was much worst than the other -- completely minced. At my count there were at least three fire trucks, four ambulances and a swarm of police cars. They were closing down Harvard Street from Beacon down to (at least) the accident area, including the sidewalks. All the pedestrians were in the process of being rerouted.
Liam is on the 66 bus when a woman tries to get on in Coolidge Corner with an SUV-sized baby stroller:
... I wavered between who I found more annoying: the woman who brought a ginormous stroller on public transportation or the passengers who steadfastly refused to let her in thus creating a dangerous bottleneck. Luckily, after a few stops things cleared up and the woman with the stroller moved over to the handicap seats, flipped them up and stood with the stroller out of the way. This was a good thing because as we passed through Allston we picked up more and more passengers until people were squished in like sardines. Altogether and ugly and unpleasant ride. ...
UPDATE: The Tab reports Foot Locker employees told the victim in the first incident not to call police - and that he was robbed inside the store, not outside as he initially told police.
Brookline Police report on a pair of incidents yesterday:
Around 4:16 p.m., a teen was held up at gunpoint at 319 Harvard St.:
Victim reported that while riding his bike home he was approached by two Hispanic males who impeded his path with their vehicle and by opening the cars doors made it so he was immobilized. At that point the victim reported that one of the Hispanic males took a fighting stance and made reference to this assault being a robbery. When the victim revisited [Ed: resisted?] the other suspect pulled out a black handgun from his waist band and pointed it at the victim while he emptied his pockets. The other suspect held the victim at bay with a large folding knife, the then suspects fled with the victim cell phone which was valued at $450. The suspects were described as Hispanic males both between the ages of 15-18yrs. The driver was described as medium build approximately 5'7 tall with wavy black hair and a long ponytail. The second suspect is described as about 6" tall with a skinny build, a small pony tail and a tattoo on his right hand.
Then, shortly after 9 p.m., four teenagers were arrested at Longwood Avenue and Marshall Street on a variety of charges:
Police responded to reports of several suspicious males lurking around the neighborhood. Upon arrival it was learned that the three men and one juvenile had assaulted several citizens and chased them down the street. The suspects admitted that in addition to robbery they were intending to carjack the victims, the men were subsequently arrested along with the juvenile suspect. Police were also able to confiscate a BB gun from one of the suspects.
Wanted for lifting a $160 pair of sneakers from a Harvard Street shop this past Saturday.
Yes, the Hebrew Hammer is back in town; Kristen spots him at the Coolidge Corner Clubhouse:
... We theorized that he was popping in to check the score so that he'd know how to gauge the mood of noted Packers fan Tiffany Ortiz before ducking over to the Ortiz residence to hang with Papi. Probably a wise move on his part. ...
Seething resentment mounts between employees of the Radio Shack and the T-Mobile store.
Martin Lieberman doesn't generally like the idea of chains in Coolidge Corner, but says he'll make an exception for Panera Bread, which just opened where Zathmary's used to be:
... Between this and the Citibank and Qdoba next door, they've given new life to that chunk of the sidewalk with their clean, modern looks, and I welcome a new food option that actually offers good food, as opposed to the unhealthy Quizno's or the cramped unworthiness of Finagle-a-Bagel. ...