Harvest to Shutter South Street Store in Mid-April

Harvest Coop announced Tuesday it would close its 57 South St. grocery store, saying the "trajectory of the business model has become unsustainable." The announcement — not unexpected in many quarters — comes one week after members of the coop packed a board meeting to talk about the possible closure. At that meeting, held Jan. 5, only members of the coop were allowed in to the tiny Forest Hills Street room where the meeting was held. As resident Kendra Nordin previously reported, the meeting was held in two shifts to accommodate all 60 people who showed up.

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The patio outside the Harvest Coop on South Street

Whole Foods is Killing the South Street Harvest

SECOND UPDATE: The Coop announced it will close the South Street store in mid-April. UPDATE: The Harvest Coop board has announced it has made a decision — but hasn't made that decision public yet. ~~~~~

Members of Harvest Coop packed a board meeting Monday night to talk about the possible shuttering of the communally-run grocer's South Street location. Only members of the coop were allowed in to the tiny Forest Hills Street room where the meeting was held. As resident Kendra Nordin reports, the meeting was held in two shifts to accommodate all 60 people who showed up.

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Future Unclear for Harvest Coop’s South Street Location

The lease on a popular coop grocery store is up on Feb. 28, fueling speculation on whether the location will stay open. Harvest Coop has two locations in JP — its original South Street location and a newer outpost in Forest Hills. A board of directors meeting has been set for Monday, Jan. 5, in JP.

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File photo: Adam Rutstein, owner of Centre Street Sanctuary, stands beside his new outdoor patio space.

Gallery: Restaurant Patios of Jamaica Plain

Patio season is in full swing. You might think you know every outdoor restaurant space in the neighborhood, but click through — you may find some you didn't know about. My bet for best patio some of you might've missed is the nicely designed space behind Simpli Bar & Bites in Forest Hills. Of course it's hard to make a gallery like this comprehensive. Please add any omissions in the comment section or email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews.com and I'll add a photo.

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A view across the train tracks of the Arboretum location of the Harvest Coop

Harvest Coop Adds Delivery Service

Harvest Coop has two locations in JP, but if that's not convenient enough for you, the grocer has started offering delivery. The delivery service, which is handled by Instacart, started this month, according to Chris Durkin of the member-owned grocery. "We've had requests for a couple of years," Durkin said, "but we hadn't been able to find the right service to do it." Here's how it works: You can be a member or non-member of Harvest Coop. Go to Instacart's web page and pick which store you want delivery from.

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