Wednesday, February 08, 2023

Circus Co-op Plans to Open in the Former Darwin's Location on Cambridge Street in Cambridge

Last fall, it was reported that a group of cafes in Cambridge would be shutting down all of its locations, and now we have learned that a worker-owned cafe is slated to open in one of the spaces.

According to an article from The Harvard Crimson, Circus Co-op is looking to open in the space on Cambridge Street that had been home to an outlet of Darwin's--and a group of ex-Darwin's employees are behind it. The post mentions that the cafe will likely offer breakfast sandwiches and coffee, and that the hope is for it to also become a community space, possibly being a place for study sessions and poetry nights.

Darwin's closed its original location in Harvard Square in November, with the Cambridge Street shop shutting down the following month along with outlets on Putnam Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue.

The address for the upcoming Circus Co-op is 1629 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138.

[Earlier Article]
All Locations of Darwin's Are Closing Down

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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