It's always exciting when a powerhouse duo decides to open a new place in an historic building in a great location, and that's exactly what appears to be happening with the Wright Kay Building at Woodward and John R., as DBusiness has reported the second floor will become Wright & Co., a restaurant run by Marc Djozlija (formerly executive chef for the MGM Grand's Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group) and Dave Kwiatkowski, the owner of Corktown's Sugar House.
They are planning for the 100-seat restaurant to feature both excellent food and drinks, and they're sticking with a formula that sounds very familiar:
"The bar will be substantial and will feature classic cocktails and craft cocktails," says Marc Djozlija..."We will have American contemporary small plates. I'm developing around 50 dishes overall that we will rotate selectively throughout the year."
It also promises to be affordable, which should draw the young professional crowd:
"The food will be fantastic, and every plate will be under $20," Djozlija says. "We'll also have great, reasonably priced wine. We're building the kitchen in the constraints of the space, and we will offer the restaurant for special events and other gatherings."
The space is literally just across the street from the soon-to-open Cornerstone Barrel House, which is also planning on contemporary American cuisine and cocktails (though as a sports bar a large beer selection is also a priority). This begs the question, when will Detroit reach "contemporary American cuisine" capacity?
News of Wright & Co. has spread quickly, and Downtown Detroit Partnership, The Hungry Dudes, and others have reposted the article on Facebook, but Café D'Mongo's sums the general feeling up best with their comment, "Can hardly wait for this!!!!". According to the article, that wait won't be too long, as they're planning to open Wright & Co. in May.
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