Life Alive, a vegetarian cafe with locations in Cambridge, Salem, and Lowell, is actively seeking a space in Jamaica Plain, reports Jamaica Plain News, but it won't be in the former Harvest Coop space at 57 South St. (Some residents had been hopeful that a Life Alive would open there.) The growing restaurant group did consider that space, but it "was not a good fit," JP News was told, so the search continues. Meanwhile, the Harvest space is still up for grabs for a restaurant or shop; contact Boston Urban Partners for more information.
Life Alive, a self-described "urban oasis" and "organic cafe," has been thinking about expansion for at least a couple years; there was talk of a new Cambridge location opening in summer 2014, which didn't happen, and around the same time as that announcement, Life Alive also mentioned "several more [locations] in the coming years" in a job posting. Now, the group's website displays a prominent "We are hiring!" message, which links to a page that begins, "We are gearing up to expand to all the communities across America begging for us!!! We need to build the next generation of Life Alive Leaders."
The brightly colored restaurants serve a variety of wraps, salads, grain bowls, juices, and smoothies with uplifting names and descriptions.
[Photo: Life Alive in Lowell/Facebook]