A nearly 30-year-old restaurant in Newton has shut down: Union Street Restaurant officially closed its doors, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. Union Street, located at 107 Union St., served American comfort food, including macaroni and cheese, nachos, wings, burgers, chicken and waffles, and more. It was open for lunch and dinner and had dozens of beers on tap, as well as wines and cocktails. The dining space at Union Street spanned two levels, with a bar area, room for private events, and a patio. It originally opened in 1989.
While the restaurant’s website and Facebook page are still active, the phone has been disconnected, and a reason for the closure has not been announced. Stay tuned for more details on what may take over the storied space in Newton, which is located near a number of other restaurants, including Sycamore, Comedor, and Sapporo.
Update, 7/20, 8 a.m.: Union is set to reopen in a few weeks, according to multiple sources, renovated and under new ownership. One new owner, Thomas Griffin, posted the following on Facebook:
IT'S OFFICIAL IM A BAR OWNER. Today my partners and I officially purchased Union Street bar and Grill in Newton Ma. I couldn't be more excited Union Street is a fantastic spot and I couldn't ask for better partners. We are closed to do some slight renovations but will be reopening soon I hope to see all my friends and family there your support would be greatly appreciated. COME JOIN THE UNION