Harvest warns South St. store may close

The Harvest Co-op Market at 57 South St. is warning that it may be close its doors in February as lease negotiations go down to the wire.

According to the October newsletter sent out to members of the Cambridge-based grocery co-op, the lease at that location is ending in early 2015 and the “General Manager and his team are diligently working through” the issue and are looking to “come to a new lease agreement that works for both Harvest Co-op and the building’s landlord.”

If the two parties cannot agree, the store will close by the end of February.

Harvest spokesperson Chris Durkin did not return a Gazette email and phone call.

Landlord Dean Rusk told the Gazette he wants to work with Harvest.

“I’m waiting to hear back” from its general manager, he said. “I want them there. They’re great tenants.”

The newsletter states, “Our preference is to keep the South Street store under a new agreement that is sustainable for the business there.”

Harvest has another JP location at 3815 Washington St. in Forest Hills.

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