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From burgers at the Tasty to frolicking in the Pit, readers share their memories of a bygone Harvard Square

Even Charlie Baker weighed in.

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has threatened or destroyed many businesses, with those in Harvard Square not excluded from the economic repercussions.
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has threatened or destroyed many businesses, with those in Harvard Square not excluded from the economic repercussions.Lane Turner/Globe Staff

While writing about the closure of Café Pamplona, I took to Twitter to solicit a call for memories of Harvard Square in all its gritty, eccentric, bohemian glory. The responses were overwhelming. Here’s a selection of favorite flashbacks from a time lost to history.



Kara Baskin can be reached at kara.baskin@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @kcbaskin.