Cambridge’s Central Square is a diverse neighborhood featuring an eclectic array of ethnic [...]eateries and retail shops, as well as upscale restaurants and bars. Nearly demolished during the 1950s — officials planned to build an eight-lane highway through it — Central Square was spared, only to suffer from increasing crime and general decay throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
But the neighborhood experienced a renaissance during the last decade and today boasts a wide range of establishments, from cute cafés to trendy nightclubs. Still, Central Square retains a grittiness, an unpolished authenticity that no other square in Cambridge can match.
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