Despite reports to the contrary, Matuba Japanese Restaurant on Columbia Pike never actually closed. It did, however, change its name about three weeks ago.
The 30-year-old sushi restaurant is now known as Maruko Japanese Restaurant. The name changed when a new owner took over. Everything else remained the same, including the employees, the decor, the menu and even the prices.
One thing that is changing is the sign outside. It has been temporarily painted white while they wait for a new sign to be delivered.