Iconic Harvard Square Newsstand Reportedly Closes for Good

An iconic newsstand in Harvard Square has shut its doors for good, the Cambridge Chronicle reports.

According to the paper, Out of Town News — located in the heart of the bustling Cambridge, Massachusetts student enclave — was seen boarded up Monday, over a week before it was set to officially close.

The closure comes after the business submitted a 60-day notice to end its lease at the kiosk, which is owned by the city.

According the Chronicle, the kiosk will undergo construction this spring and become a visitor center. Between December and April, a socially conscious pop-up, CultureHouse, will take over the space.

The move follows the closing of Crimson Corner, another iconic newsstand, in 2017.

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