Kendall Square in Boston Globe Magazine

Friendly Toast in Kendall Square

Friendly Toast in Kendall Square

It’s always good to see city squares getting their just due.  Today Kendall Square was featured as the cover story in the Boston Globe Magazine.

It’s a great article about a number of the newish places that have opened in the square.  Happily, the retail and restaurant infrastructure is finally catching up with all the workers and residents who fill Kendall Square.

I visited one Kendall Square restaurant not too long ago – The Friendly Toast.  The restaurant / diner opened in Kendall in 2009 (I’m a little slow on the uptake) and is wildly popular – especially for weekend brunch.  The decor is wall-to-wall vintage kitsch – all I could think when I saw it was “Wow – I could open a restaurant and have a place to put all my stuff.”

I love the display pictured at right – it’s not a Barbie – it’s a full-size mannequin at the Friendly Toast. It makes a hugely valuable point that people who have the I-can’t-be-bothered-with-cash mindset are missing – credit costs all of us and threatens to put many smaller retailers out of business. There just isn’t enough meat on the bone to survive after Visa and Mastercharge take their sizable cut.  In case you can’t read the sign on the mannequin – the Friendly Toast is paying a whopping $5500 per month on credit card fees.  In self defense they installed a no-fee ATM for customers.

 

The Friendly Toast is at One Kendall Square (don’t you love that kind of address?! – It’s near the Kendall Square Theater, by the intersection of Hampshire and Broadway), Cambridge MA 02139.

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Kendall Square Condos

Kendall Square Cambridge MA

Kendall Square Cambridge MA

Kendall Square in Cambridge MA is a popular neighborhood for Cambridge condo buyers.  In 2010 Kendall Square condos sold for prices ranging from $250,000 to more than $1,000,000.

Kendall Square offers excellent public transportation access with bus connections and a Red Line subway stop.  You can ride the T over the Charles River – it’s a beautiful view – and into Boston in just a few minutes. The crosstown bus – the CT2 – stops in Kendall on its way to the Longwood medical area in Boston.

Kendall Square condos are popular with real estate buyers looking for easy access to MIT or to the many high tech and biotech companies with offices in the neighborhood.  Boston’s Financial District is a quick commute and getting to Logan Airport is easier from this end of Cambridge.

Below are condos for sale in Kendall Square – click on the small photo for more photographs and additional information.  And if you would like some help with your Cambridge real estate search  I would be delighted to work with you.


 
Elizabeth Bolton is a Cambridge real estate agent at ReMax Destiny at 907 Massachusetts Ave. For help with your condo search give Liz a call at 617-504-1737 or click here to send her an email.

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