Harvard Square, Cambridge MA
Located in the vibrant college city of Cambridge MA, Dig selected the historic, century old site of the former men’s clothing boutique, J. Press, a fixture in Harvard Square for 86 years, for its rich history in the community. Dig shares the building with another community fixture, the Harvard University social club, Hasty Pudding, which was founded in 1795. The restaurant occupies a total of 2,437 sf with approximately 1,000 sf of storage and utilities located in the basement level. In collaboration with the Dig development team, BKA created a lively intimate space with a variety of seating options while maintaining the open kitchen concept of the brand and the historic nature of the building. Meandering the restaurant around the existing oversized storefront windows allowed the facade to remain exactly as it was a century ago.