Well, it certainly appears that way.
After decades as a landmark at Newton's Four Corners, has posted a sign on its door that reads:
"South Pacific has closed its doors. Thank you for your patronage all these years."
However, there is also a sign on the door that reads "closed for renovation."
Nevertheless, the door remains locked and phone calls made Thursday evening did not ring through to an employee. There is also no message on the phone line.
According to the city assessor's database, the property (1152 Beacon St.) is owned by South 1 Realty LLC. The most recent sale date was October 2010.
The property, which includes retail stores from 1144-1152 Beacon St., was assessed in fiscal 2012 at $1.8 million.Looking for instant updates from Newton Patch? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or sign up for our newsletter.
Additional information on the status of the restaurant was not available at press time. Newton Patch will update this story with additional information as soon as it becomes available.
Patch correstpondent and freelance writer contributed to this report.
UPDATED Sept. 13, 2:55 p.m. - Thanks to commenter Deb S. for letting us (and former South Pacific patrons) know about a memorial page that has been set up for the restaurant on Facebook.
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