Business

By - 3/14/14 - 10:06 pm

Specifically, the Mendon Twin Drive-In:

They are interested in the preservation of the drive-in as well as expanding new horizons in keeping with a joyous outdoor family environment.

Via Marc Hurwitz.... Read more

By - 3/13/14 - 5:06 pm

Alice asks:

Can anyone recommend a rad events space in downtown Boston? Can be restaurant, hotel, etc. For about 75-100 people.

By - 3/13/14 - 12:50 pm

Calumet Photographic, which runs a national chain of photography supply shops, including one on First Street in Cambridge, has filed for Chapter. 7 bankruptcy and shut all its stores.

After the news broke, though, the company posted on its Facebook page:

Stay tuned, as we are exploring opportunities to reopen select locations to keep serving our customers.

H/t Arturo.... Read more

By - 3/12/14 - 3:50 pm

Wicked Local Cambridge reports the landlord booted the long-time pizza place because it didn't want to pay to upgrade the "mechanics" of the eatery in an old building.

By - 3/10/14 - 11:28 pm

I took the opportunity to attend a community meeting in Ward 6 to learn about a new Korean restaurant, Bibim, looking to occupy the 243 Elm Street space in Davis Square. Also in attendance this evening, were the owners Young and Ed Kim, their attorney, architect, spokesperson, as well as, Alderman At Large Jack Connolly and Director of Economic Development Ed O'Donnell. Ward 6 Alderman... Read more

By - 3/10/14 - 9:50 am

The Red Sox go before the Boston Licensing Board this week for permission to add cans to their repertoire of beer options at the lyric little bandbox this season.

In December, the board approved a Sox request to start selling beer in aluminum bottles - after Fenway officials assure the board that the bottles would be opened first and that, even if they were... Read more

By - 3/5/14 - 8:46 am

BetaBoston (the new Globe tech site) reports on growing national databases of license-plate scans that let repo men, banks and, well, any company with the money to spend track your whereabouts.

State Rep. Jonathan Hecht (D-Watertown) has filed a bill that would outlaw the practice in Massachusetts. The industry warns this would make Massachusetts a lawless enclave roamed by the worst criminals from... Read more

By - 3/4/14 - 9:53 am

City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) says a liquor-license vacuum caused by national chains sucking up liquor licenses for downtown and waterfront restaurants will hinder redevelopment of Dudley Square.

Tomorrow, Jackson asks the city council to start work on a proposed petition to the state legislature to give Boston 12 new liquor licenses for the area bounded by Tremont Street, Melnea Cass Boulevard, Harrison Avenue, and... Read more

By - 2/28/14 - 5:44 pm

Alrighty then, just got a press release from Wynn, the people who want to build a casino in Everett, about this week's vote in Revere in favor of a Suffolk Downs casino. It reads in part:

WYNN SETS WORLD RECORD FOR FIVE-STAR AWARDS
Revere voters opt for mediocre three-star racino

“A casino next to a decrepit race track is no match for Wynn Resorts’ proven

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By - 2/27/14 - 4:16 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Trident Booksellers and Cafe, 338 Newbury St., permission to stay open until midnight.

Michael Lemanski, general manager of one of Boston's dwindling number of bookstores, said customers had been asking for an extra hour of time in which to enjoy the literary alternative to a traditional bar or pub.

He told the board at a hearing Wednesday the revenue... Read more

By - 2/26/14 - 11:45 am

Shaw's has begun work to bring its aging Boylston Street Shaw's store into the 21st century with an extensive remodeling that it hopes will include one aisle devoted to the sort of liquor the increasingly discerning population of the Fenway demands, officials told the Boston Licensing Board today.

The board decides tomorrow whether to grant the Star Market a license to sell beer, wine and... Read more

By - 2/20/14 - 6:23 pm
Globe Direct sucks

Andrew Teman illustrates the brutal and short life of a Globe Direct bag, at least the ones that are lobbed at the houses of people who care what their streets look like.

We'd gone several weeks without a Globe Direct dropping landing on our property, and were feeling pretty good about that. But when I opened the front door today, there was one of... Read more

By - 2/19/14 - 10:22 pm

Do you want (or need) to raise money to support the causes and organizations you care about?

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking on Monday, March 3, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at The NonProfit Center, 89 South Street in downtown Boston.

Fee: $10 advance/$20 door - split with trainer
Limited... Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 2:18 pm

Boston Magazine does an interview through e-mail with John Henry on his thoughts on saving the Globe and journalism. Among other things, he acknowledges plans to sell the Globe's 16 acres on Morrissey Boulevard, move the Globe to "a smaller, more efficient and modern facility in the heart of the city."

Also noteworthy: More details on Henry's specific plans for the Globe and boston.com,... Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 1:15 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports Video Underground in Hyde Square will soon cease to be.

By - 2/18/14 - 1:12 pm

Ken Levine, co-founder of Quincy-based Irrational Games, writes he's shutting down the game studio best known for its BioShock line and which he helped start in a Cambridge living room:

Seventeen years is a long time to do any job, even the best one. And working with the incredible team at Irrational Games is indeed the best job I’ve ever had. While I’m

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By - 2/18/14 - 11:06 am

Usually I can walk by the Midtown Hotel* without a glance, but today it struck me -- how is this sinfully out-of-place eyesore still standing?

I've gotta think the real estate it occupies -- almost a full block of Huntington at Mass. Ave, at the crossroads of the Back Bay and the South End -- is worth gazillions. Over the years, they must... Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 10:17 am

Friends ! this is another powerful tip for reducing tension and stress from life. We spend at least 8 hours daily at our workplace. And we have to work in collaboration with other people. These people are our coworkers. Our relation with them can make us tense and angry or it can make us calm and happy. It all depends on what kind of relation... Read more

By - 2/16/14 - 8:16 am

The Boston Bibliophile reports Seek Books on Centre Street is shutting down:

I've just about fallen in love with Asimov, the beautiful white bookstore cat, and Jeff and I have made afternoons of visiting West Roxbury- lunch, stops at other shops along Centre Street, a cupcake at Sugar Bakery- every now and then. We found a lot of treasures at Seek, which specializes in

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By - 2/14/14 - 4:08 pm

Some people talk about Globe Direct, but Jonathan Kamens is doing something about it: He's contacting all the advertisers he sees in the weekly red-bag-of-unwantedness. He posts a transcript of the voice-mail response he got from Shaws:

We have had several complaints about their alternate delivery and we are working with the Globe and our media company to try and persuade them to go

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