- Flour Bakery, a South End favorite, is moving in next to Central Bottle (in itself a new success story).
- Life Alive, an organic cafe in Lowell, is moving into the Hollywood Express space across from the Post Office.
- "Revere's famous Cambodian restaurant" which Gus identifies as Floating Island (but I think he means Floating Rock) is moving into part of the old Gap space.
It's interesting (and wholly unsurprising) that many of the closed stores were national tenants with corporate decisionmakers far from Cambridge, and many of those filling the void are ventures with local or regional bases. Come out and support the new business--as well as some of our favorite, more established ones!
Image of Central Bottle, 196 Mass Ave, courtesy their website.