Milk Bar and &pizza Teaming Up to Open Shop in Cambridge’s Harvard Square

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An award-winning bakery may be joining up with a Washington, D.C.-based pizza chain to open a shop in one of the busiest parts of Cambridge.

Boston Magazine is reporting that Milk Bar and &pizza are looking to open in the former Tory Row/Crimson Corner space (the latter of which has moved to a new storefront nearby) by the corner of Mass. Ave. and Brattle Street in Harvard Square, with &pizza cofounder and CEO Michael Lastoria saying that "&pizza stands for connection, inclusion and unity, and joining forces with Milk Bar is a perfect example of how we will bring those values directly to Cambridge." Earlier this year, we reported that &pizza was hoping to open in the same space but the plans ultimately fell through after the Cambridge Zoning Board of Appeals ruled against the proposal.

Christina Tosi, who is behind Milk Bar, is a two-time James Beard Award winner, with the website for the bakery saying that Bon Appetit Magazine once called it "one of the most exciting bakeries in the country." Locations of Milk Bar can currently be found in New York, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, and Toronto.

&pizza got its start in Washington, D.C. in 2012 and has more than 20 locations in the Middle Atlantic region, with one on its way to New York.

The address for the proposed Milk Bar/&pizza shop is 394 Massachusetts Avenue, Camrbidge, MA, 02138. The website for Milk Bar is while the website for &pizza is

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