Newbury Street

By - 7/31/15 - 10:52 am
Proposed Society for Arts and Crafts in South Boston

The BRA announced yesterday that the Society of Arts and Crafts will move into space set aside for cultural uses at the almost finished 100 Pier 4 residential building. Read more.

By - 7/1/15 - 3:16 pm

The Herald reports TJ Maxx will be moving into the space where the Best Buy (and before that, the record store) used to be.

By - 6/24/15 - 6:38 pm

Luke's Lobster, which runs lobster-roll places in Manhattan and Brooklyn, is poised to open its first Boston outlet, at 77 Exeter St. Read more.

By - 6/12/15 - 10:20 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a four-day shutdown for Itadaki, 267-269 Newbury Street, after a BPD detective found four 18-year-olds sitting at a table with Bud Lights - and fake out-of-state IDs. Read more.

By - 6/9/15 - 12:07 pm

In a city full of college students, in a world full of increasingly realistic fake licenses, restaurants and bars face a never ending battle to keep the pre-21 set from getting drinks. A Japanese restaurant on Newbury Street vows to try a new solution: Suing the families of the four teens who got it hauled before the Boston Licensing Board for serving underage drinkers. Read more.

By - 5/19/15 - 2:21 pm

The Boston Licensing Board recently granted the owner of an Ontario sushi restaurant permission to move into the space occupied by a homegrown sushi place on Newbury Street.

Wabora Sushi can operate under a temporary Boston license until it receives final approval from the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission to serve beer and wine at 254 Newbury St., where it will use the license it's buying from Ikura Sushi at the same location.

By - 4/18/15 - 12:49 am

Makezine reports MakerBot shut its three retail stores, including the one in Boston, and laid off 100 workers.

By - 2/17/15 - 4:06 pm
Giant pothole on Newbury Street in the Back Bay

In announcing the end of the parking ban tomorrow, Mayor Walsh also said that in addition to continuing to remove snow, the DPW has started an inventory of all the potholes now lurking beneath the snowpack.

This afternoon, Amy B. spotted this mega-pothole at the intersection of Newbury and Exeter streets.

By - 1/13/15 - 12:36 pm

UPDATE: Photos released of woman who might have used some of the credit cards in the stolen wallets.

Boston Police think they're closing in on a woman they say has been lifting wallets out of purses in Newbury Street and Boylston Street restaurants for the past year.

Det. Daniel MacDonald told the Boston Licensing Board said the woman goes into a restaurant at lunchtime, looks around for pocketbooks left on tables or slung on the backs of chairs, then quickly lifts a wallet and flees.

By - 1/13/15 - 12:06 pm

A woman swearing like a sailor, the man who insulted her and the glass of wine she threw in response earned Papa Razzi, 157 Newbury St., a formal hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today.

According to both police and the restaurant manager who tried to quell the commotion around 9:10 p.m. on Dec. 3, a woman was loudly swearing about something around 9 p.m.

By - 10/29/14 - 4:57 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to grant a license to a proposed outlet of a French Italian-style gelato chain on Newbury Street.

Amorino, 249 Newbury St., off Fairfield, would be the company's third eatery in the US - and its first in Boston. According to its philosophy, Amorino uses only the eggs of free-range chickens and "the highest-grade whole milk" in its hand-churned

Manager Lea Sasportes said that in addition to gelato, Amorino will sell other sweets and coffee.

By - 10/26/14 - 12:21 pm
Bystanders wonder what's up on Newbury Street in the Back Bay

Bystanders wonder what's up. Photo by Lindsey B.

UPDATE, 12:43 p.m.: Package no longer deemed suspicious, Newbury re-opened to pedestrians, with cars to be allowed back soon.

Newbury Street is shut between Dartmouth and Exeter as police on scene await the arrival of the bomb squad to deal with a suspicious package.

By - 10/25/14 - 1:26 pm
Protest march on Newbury Street

Protesters against police violence, organized by Black Lives Matter, marched down Newbury Street at lunchtime, then congregated in the middle of the intersection of Newbury and Mass. Ave. briefly before heading down Mass. Ave. to Boylston Street.

More on Denis Reynoso.

By - 9/11/14 - 6:39 pm

UPDATE: Hollaback! Boston reports the guy on the banner is actually not Dov Charney but Dov Charney's grandfather - who just happens to look just like Charney looked like in his 20s:

We want to apologize for jumping the gun in this particular case, but we appreciate the outpouring of support for our work to create safe public spaces in Boston and throughout New England. Some campaigns, like our current MBTA ads, are years in the making; others come up in a flash, and we respond as best we can, as quickly as possible, in support of those who share their stories with us. In this case, we got it wrong.

By - 8/9/14 - 1:29 pm

Dan Adams reports consumers should be wary of hot yoga pants from Victoria's Secret - the Newbury Street store just had 30 pairs stolen.

By - 8/1/14 - 4:42 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave UrbanMeritage until October to find somebody to use the liquor license at the old Ciao Bella, 240A Newbury St., that previous owner Joseph Cimino had sat on for years as he tried finishing up what turned into a money pit of a renovation project that is still not done.

Separately, the board last week granted Restoration Hardware another three months to do something with the liquor license it has never used at its Boylston Street location.

By - 6/29/14 - 11:49 am
Naked bike riders

Arturo Gossage was at the Parkman Bandstand last night, watching the start of the annual naked bike ride down Newbury and Mass. Ave. into Cambridge. Not all participants went full Monty.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/2/14 - 1:56 pm

A worker at Dirty Water Dough, 222 Newbury Street, suffered burns on his face and hands when one of the eatery's four ovens exploded this morning.

BFD spokesman Steve MacDonald reports:

They had four ovens. Three were on with the fourth - gas on but pilot light out. It built up with gas and fumes then came in contact with oven above it causing the built up gas to ignite all at once.

The explosion also blew out some of the restaurant's plate glass windows and cracked others, he said, adding nobody thought to notify the fire department until the building inspector arrived.