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Many years ago, Mary Chung Restaurant (and a art house movie theater) was forced to close so Bioran (aka Quest Diagnotics) could build a facility at the corner of Mass Ave and Main St. It took many years, but Mary Chung's eventually reopened across the street. Last night, when Ann and I went to dinner at Mary Chung's Restaurant, I was surprised to find that Bioran and the parking lot behind it are now a large hole in the ground. I wonder if Mary Chung is pleased to have outlasted Bioran?

The new building's website has a webcam (if you scroll down) showing the construction. (the website shows that the parking lot behind it will return)


(I wonder what happened to the stained glass mural in Bioran's windows. Part of the mural featured scenes inspired by Mary Chung's restaurant.

Date: 2017-11-27 08:39 pm (UTC)
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Was the movie theater the Orson Welles? ISTR they were on Mass. Ave., no, although I thought they were between Harvard and Central?

Date: 2017-11-28 07:08 pm (UTC)
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Ah, OK. Different movie theater. Both way before my time.

I actually wonder how long Mary's is going to be able to continue in its current location, given the gentrification of Central Square.

Date: 2017-11-28 03:49 am (UTC)
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I have a sense that this isn’t registering on their radar. You can’t exist in a large city without noticing the continuing presence of cranes, and connecting that to the fact that your neighborhood will change some day. Yes, Mary’s had to move, but look at the upside: the influx of tech businesses was good to their bottom line. Remember the “good old days” when you could mugged in Cambridge?

Date: 2017-11-28 05:11 am (UTC)
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Not what I would spend my emotional energy on, but different strokes for different folks.

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