This list is meant to assist those of you who might need to make various purchases while you're in town. Most of these shops are located in or near Harvard Square or within an easy ride on a bus or subway.
Pharmacies and drug stores (aka chemists)
Kendall Pharmacy, Kendall Sq.
155 CHARLES STREET (In Charles Circle across the Longfellow Bridge - walkable)
BOSTON, MA 02114
Front Store Phone: (617) 523-1028
Pharmacy Phone: (617) 523-1028
Front Store Hours: Open 24 Hours
Pharmacy Hours: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Near Harvard Law School
Montrose Spa up Massachusetts (Mass) Ave from the Law School (4 minutes walk, on left)
small convenience store; also has snacks, individual ice cream sandwiches and bars, and at peak hours sandwiches/sandwich press!)
Brooks Pharmacy up Massachusetts Ave from the Law School (8 minutes walk, on left)
comprehensive pharmacy/drug store with school supplies, medicines, shower and toiletry and makeup, snacks, magazines, hosiery, etc.
1426 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE (In the Square next to the cab stand.
Skendarian on Cambridge Street (15-20 minute walk; past Cambridge Hospital)
Family owned and operated. Has a broader range of medical supplies than the chains but is almost entirely medical focused.
Out of Town News, Zero Harvard Square (Harvard Square T-Stop off the Red Line), Phone: 617-354-7777
Crimson Corner, 394 Massachusetts Avenue (immediately outside the Kendall Sq. T-stop off the Red Line), Phone: 617-864-0700
Marcos and Khalid Fruit Purveyors Extraordinaire, Harvard Sq. T Station Mezzanine :Best prices around, but they are not air conditioned.
Montrose Spa, up Mass Ave from law school on left (4 minutes walk) - very small convenience/grocery
Evergood Market, up Mass Ave from the law school on left (5 minutes walk) - small grocery with produce & basic supplies
Broadway Supermarket - walk to the right of the firehouse on Broadway in Cambridge, just past part of Harvard Yard :The largest food store near the conference. They also have extensive prepared food and seating. A Starbucks is next door. (12 minutes walk from law school)
Harvest Co-operative Supermarkets, 581 Mass Ave (Central Square), Phone: 617-661-1580
Shaw's/Star Market, 20 Sidney Street (Central Square), Phone: 617-494-5250 :They also have a salad bar, a cafe/pastry counter and seating. Free WiFi.
Shaw's Market 49 WHITE ST.(Porter Square), Phone: 617-492-5566
Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Ave. (Across the street from the Harvard Square T-Stop off the Red Line), Phone: 617-499-2000
MIT Coop, 3 Cambridge Center (immediately outside the Kendall Sq. T-stop off the Red Line), Phone: 617-499-3200. There is also a satellite store in the Student Center which is off the number one bus.
On weekdays there is also a small Harvard Law School version of the Coop available in the law school's Harkness Commons building
If you need that last minute Flash Card/USB Cable/etc for your Digital Camera/Laptop/Video Camera:
BestBuy, 100 Cambridgeside Pl. 02141 (About 30 min. walk from Kendall Sq., you can take the shuttle from Kendall Sq. to the Galleria, or go to Lechmere on the Green Line (subway and bus station)) Phone: 617-577-8866
CompUSA, 205 Market Street, Brighton, MA (1 mile away from Harvard Campus). Phone: (617) 783-1900
Micro Center, 730 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139 (on the River between Harvard and MIT). Phone: (617) 234-6400
Apple Store in the Cambridgeside Galleria, where BestBuy is (see above).
Staples in Harvard Square can handle some basic computing needs, like printer paper, some cables and parts, CDs, etc.
A few Radio Shacks are also located nearby, with one in Harvard Square, one in Porter Square, and one in Central Square.
American Express in Harvard Square may be able to help American Express card carriers, as well as exchange certain kinds of currency.
Many banks are in the heart of Harvard Square, including the Bank of America and many local banks. Sum ATMS, which are free or less costly for SUM network members, pepper the square. It is common to require people to swipe their bank cards in a lock on the door to the ATMs.
A AAA is located in downtown Boston, about a 15-30 minute subway ride from Harvard Square.
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