Curious George Store to Remain in Harvard Square

The iconic Curious George Store will continue to operate in Cambridge, Massachusetts, its owner said after a deal was made.

According to Boston Business Journal, the store celebrating the Curious George children's books will stay put in Harvard Square.

Equity One, a real estate giant based in New York, purchased the Abbott Building and two adjacent buildings in 2016 for $85 million. The company had planned to turn it into a pedestrian mall, which would require the store and Urban Outfitters to close. But after Florida-based Regency Centers acquired Equity One, it struck an agreement with the Curious George Store.

The building will still be renovated, but Curious George will remain close to its current location, within the same facility.

"A lot of people thought that the store had closed, which is not true," store owner Adam Hirsch told the BBJ. "We hope that those that love Harvard Square are excited about that."

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