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Church-Themed Restaurant Centre Street Sanctuary 'Closed Indefinitely'

The Jamaica Plain eatery opened on a former church campus in 2013.

Centre Street Sanctuary
Centre Street Sanctuary

Centre Street Sanctuary, a restaurant built on the property of a shuttered Catholic church, has closed "indefinitely," according to a post by owner Adam Rutstein on Facebook, confirming a report yesterday on Boston Restaurant Talk.

The reason for the closure is a lack of "sustainable cash," Rutstein shares. While Sanctuary has been "on a great pathway to success" since October, it had struggled to find its footing since opening in 2013 and "the earlier losses were too great to carry us through to a point where we could be profitable," the post reads.

Sanctuary was built on the Blessed Sacrament church grounds on the corner of Creighton and Centre streets in Jamaica Plain; the church had closed in 2004. The American-style bar menu featured religious puns, breaking down items into "In the Beginning" (appetizers) and "Creations" (entrees), and offering "Our Daily Bread."

Centre Street Sanctuary

365 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130 (617) 942-8951 Visit Website