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."