Avanti Salon, 20 Newbury St., is suing the owner of Avani Aveda Salon, 75 Newbury St. for trademark violations, saying the newer place's name is deliberately confusing. Read more.
Two Boston Police detectives walking down Newbury Street the evening of July 4th say they knew right away the guy sipping a Corona on a restaurant patio was underage - because they'd busted him for the same thing at Fenway Park in April. Read more.
So on one Sunday in August, when all the masters of the universe are down on the Vineyard or the Cape or the Hamptons or anywhere but here, Boston shut Newbury Street for a few hours so people could just amble up and down the street.
Many pearls were clutched and no doubt quills angrily put to paper by some merchants, such as the executive director of the Newbury Street League as quoted by the Globe:
UPDATE: Wabora passed a re-inspection on Aug. 8 and was allowed to re-open.
A Boston health inspector today shut Wabora, 254 Newbury St., for a variety of violations that included raw tuna and salmon being kept too warm, a food preparer not washing his or her hands and another handling vegetables with bare hands. Read more.
The Boston Sun reports on the Aug. 7 Downtown Crossingization of the street.
The Boston Business Journal reports a group of local developers are snapping up the Taj Hotel, where the Ritz used to be.
The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a request to allow a Dunkin' Donuts to open at 270 Newbury St., between Fairfield and Gloucester.
This would be Newbury Street's first Dunkin' Donuts since the one that used to be down near Newbury Comics closed, saving shoppers the time it would now take them to walk over to one of the Dunkin' Donuts on Boylston Street. Read more.
State public-health officials have released the itinerary of a European visitor to the Boston area earlier this month and say anybody who might have been in the same area at the same time as this person might want to check with their health-care provider because that person came down with measles.
The locations include the Cambridgeside Galleria on the afternoon of May 1, the 1 bus that morning and the Green Line later that afternoon and the Star Market at the Pru and the Nespresso on Newbury Street on the afternoon of May 4. Read more.
The owner of Daisy Buchanan's on Newbury Street assured the Boston Licensing Board today he plans to re-open the watering hole - just in a smaller space and with a more limited menu. Read more.
The BAC Library shows us the view down Newbury Street this morning.
Adam Castiglioni reports Newbury Street was shut to traffic between Hereford and Mass. Ave. at noontime, apparently to let crews clean up whatever this truck dumped or leaked on the road.
Then she posts her video.
The Herald reports TJ Maxx will be moving into the space where the Best Buy (and before that, the record store) used to be.
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.
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