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Jim Brady’s Will Carve Two New Restaurants Out of Former Chung’s Building

The Detroit outpost of the metro Detroit chain is on track for a 2019 debut

Jim Brady’s Detroit is located in Royal Oak, but will expand to Ann Arbor and Detroit soon.
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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

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.

A building at the corner of Cass Avenue and Peterboro Street will soon become a Jim Brady’s and an unnamed restaurant.
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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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The Peterboro

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Detroit Shipping Company

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Jim Brady's Detroit

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