A few months ago, we reported that the future of a pair of community-owned markets may be in question. Now we have learned that the two stores will indeed be shutting down.
According to an article from the Jamaica Plain News, Harvest Co-op in Cambridge's Central Square and Jamaica Plain will both be closing within the next 7 to 14 days, as the possibility of the National Co+op Grocers (NCG) purchasing the assets of the two markets did not come to fruition. An email from the Harvest Co-op Markets Board of Directors was sent out this afternoon, saying the following:
The article says that the shops will have a going-out-of-business sale over the coming days, which will help pay off their creditors.
The Cambridge location of Harvest Co-op Market is located at 580 Massachusetts Avenue while the Jamaica Plain location can be found at 3815 Washington Street. (The website for both stores is at http://harvest.coop/)
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