Not one, but two new restaurants will land at the former Chung’s address in Cass Corridor. The shuttered Chinese restaurant space was previously earmarked to become another outpost of growing metro Detroit chain Jim Brady’s. But restaurant co-owner Tom Brady reveals to Crain’s that he now plans to carve out a portion of the 8,100-square-foot building at 3175 Cass Ave. for a separate as-of-yet unnamed restaurant project.
Chung’s anchored Detroit’s former Chinatown neighborhood for nearly 80 years, before closing in 2000. Brady took over the building located across the street from the Peterboro and forthcoming food hall Detroit Shipping Co. in 2015 for a new location of the American restaurant and bar. Although Jim Brady’s Detroit location was expected to open last year, the renovation was delayed significantly due to ongoing construction at another location in Ann Arbor. The Ann Arbor restaurant will likely open this summer, paving the way for a 2019 debut in Detroit.
While not much is known about the second project, Brady teases that he and partner Darin Dingman are considering reviving “something rooted in Detroit that’s been gone for quite some time.”
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