Centre Street Sanctuary Closes Its Doors

Adam Rutstein, owner of Centre Street Sanctuary, stands beside his new outdoor patio space.

Chris Helms

Adam Rutstein, owner of Centre Street Sanctuary, stands beside his new outdoor patio space.

The restaurant anchoring Hyde Square’s newest commercial building announced it closed as of Sunday. Centre Street Sanctuary had been open about two years.

Owner Adam Rutstein broke the news to patrons via the 365 Centre St. restaurant’s Facebook page:

This winter’s never-ending snow and deep freeze have been hard on small businesses. In one recent survey, restaurants and retailers reported a nearly 50 percent drop in sales.

Jamaica Plain News has reached out to Rutstein for further comment. We also have a call in to the JP Neighborhood Development Corp., which owns the building, about whether a new tenant has been lined up.

  • morningtheft

    Sorry to hear this…tough location

  • Peppy

    This is sad news. Great food, people, location. It will be missed.

  • Hugo_JP

    Sad news for the ‘hood. I wonder if the space was too big for a new restaurant? I enjoyed going there but rarely saw it full.

  • Victoria Amador

    This is extremely sad and all my thoughts and prayer goes to Adam and his team for having the courage to do what he had to do. As a biz owner, I feel like I am feeling his pain. Abrazos Adam.

  • Malena

    I recently looked at their menu on line to see if it would be a place for a special dinner (we were trying to stay in the neighborhood). Honestly, we just couldn’t make ourselves go for what looked like overpriced hamburgers and other friend food. Maybe if the menu had been different –

  • L.J.

    I will miss Adam & the staff. And the brunch! A great local spot that supported the neighborhood and was supported in kind over time. @ Malena, the menu had evolved from pretty elaborate to more low key which was a great match for Hyde Square and in response to customer feedback. This would have been a great spot for one of the new liquor licenses as they only had a beer & cordials license which suppressed revenues, but Sanctuary opened before those became available.

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