Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Update: Union Street Restaurant in Newton Centre Closed, Has Been Sold

A decades-old restaurant and bar in Newton that was known in part for its large outdoor patio has shut its doors.

According to a source, Union Street in Newton Centre is no longer in business, with a phone call placed to the dining and drinking spot confirming that it indeed closed for good last night. Our source tells us that the people behind a Boston bar may be taking over the space, but this has not been confirmed as of yet.

Union Street, which first opened in the late 1980s, featured comfort food and pub grub such as chili, burgers, wings, nachos, macaroni and cheese, steak tips, and chicken pot pie, along with beer, wine, and cocktails. In addition to its outdoor dining area, the spot also had a space for functions including office gatherings, birthday parties, and more.

The address for the now-closed Union Street was 107 Union Street, Newton Centre, MA, 02459.

[July 20 update: A Facebook post from Raji Pine of The Draft in Allston confirms what several sources have told us, that he and his business partners have purchased the Union Street restaurant and will be making some "slight renovations" before reopening in a few weeks. It is not yet known whether the Union Street name will remain or what kinds of changes might be coming, so stay tuned for more updates. (We have reached out to Pine for more details are are waiting to hear back.)]

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]