, the locally-owned organic grocer, has signed a letter of intent to put a store near the Forest Hills T.
The new location would be in the "Arboretum Project" on a parcel along Washington Street, according to Harvest General Manager Mike St. Clair. [It is the MBTA's "Parcel W," as detailed in the map to the right in the photo section.]
Harvest has also won the right to be the anchor store for a new development in the Fenway.
"The developers selected Harvest because of our excellent reputation in the metro-Boston area for our high-quality and healthy foods, our many years of community involvement and our commitment to environmental stewardship," wrote Christina Lively in a note posted on Harvest's site. "While we have signed letters of intent for both projects, neither is certain. We will continue to keep members updated on the status of these projects."
Access to healthy, affordable food has become a big issue in Jamaica Plain since news broke that in Hyde Square would be .
Residents of Forest Hills do not have a grocery store of their own, though is the nearest one.
St. Clair said they plan to keep their South Street location open.
"The new store will be larger and will enable us to carry a greater variety of fresh and healthy products, including organic produce, fresh meat, deli, seafood and grocery products as well as beer and wine," he wrote in an email.
The tentative schedule for completion is late 2012, St. Clair wrote.
[Editor's note: This story has been updated with comments from Harvest General Manager Mike St. Clair.]