Monday, September 14, 2020

SushiCo Is Replacing Central in Newton Centre

[Ed note: This article was updated to reflect a new name given for the place.]

A restaurant in the western suburbs that focuses on small plates with global influences appears to be going away, and it will be morphing into what could be a sushi spot.

According to a source, Central in Newton Centre is becoming a new restaurant, with an email from the owners saying that it will be called SushiCo (the original name had been Ukiyo, but that has been changed). This is a rebranding/reconcept that is under the same ownership as Central, and the email we received says that the new restaurant should open soon, though no opening date has been given as of yet.

Central, which first opened in 2016 in the former Appetito space, had been temporarily closed since March when the coronavirus outbreak led to a restaurant shutdown where dining spots could only be open for takeout/delivery.

The address for the new  SushiCo (and the now-closed Central) is 761 Beacon Street, Newton, MA, 02459. The website for SushiCo is at

[January 20, 2021 update: According to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, SushiCo is now open, with its website indicating that it is indeed in operation now.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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

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