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Sep 17, 2009 12:59 PM

Herrell's in Harvard Square Is Closing

A combination of competition and cost increases has done them in. They will probably be gone sometime in November.

Looks like the owner will open a restaurant and bar in an expanded spot where Herrell's is now....

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    1. re: Allstonian

      Doh! I must have a blind spot in my vision! Didn't see any posts when I checked earlier.

    2. NO! This is so sad...

      1. So who has the next best malted vanilla, pumpkin, and cocoa pudding flavors - ideally on a permanent basis?

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        1. re: rlh

          Second that request - the cocoa pudding flavor is one of my favorites, and I will be seriously perturbed if I can't get a close approximation somewhere.

          1. re: nsenada

            I haven't gone to Herrell's in a long while but my favorite ice cream ever was their chocolate malt. It stopped being a regular flavor though.

        2. The replacement (indirectly, to be sure) of Tosci's and Herrell's with JP Lick's and Lizzy's has substantially worsened the quality of ice cream in the Square. I'll have to have a final brownie sundae before Herrell's packs up scoops.

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          1. re: dsmoxie

            Kind of the inevitable evolution, like no more Wursthaus and Tasty, but a big bank and empty former jewelry store instead, huh? It must just be a response to what the new market there wants - I actually think Ben and Jerry's is now the top pick in the square for ice cream - sad. How much longer can the Hong Kong last?

          2. That's really strange. I swear they have been remodeling for about a month.