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Restaurateur Matt Prentice Is Making a Comeback in Clawson

Three Cats and a Cook will feature both small plates and retail

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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.

The restaurateur behind such restaurants as Coach Insignia and Morels is plotting a new restaurant in metro Detroit. Matt Prentice and Mary Liz Curtin of retail store Leon & Lulu are dreaming up a new restaurant-retail shop combo called Three Cats and a Cook for the former Clawson Movie Theater at 116 W. 14 Mile, according to the Detroit News.

The Detroit Free Press heralded Prentice’s comeback to the metro area dining scene last October. Prentice’s hands were tied for the past five years by a non-compete clause — the result of a legal battle with a former employer.

Three Cats and a Cook will seat roughly 100 people and serve a “Michigan-centric” menu with small plates. Dishes will be priced under $20. The bar will also serve primarily American beer, wine, and spirits. As for the retail component, Prentice and Curtin envision an ever-changing space with furniture and greeting cards for sale.

If all goes to plan, the restaurant is expected to open sometime in late-spring.

Chef Matt Prentice, Leon & Lulu Owner to Team Up for New Restaurant [Detroit News]
Veteran Restaurateur Matt Prentice Is Free to Open Restaurants Again [Freep]
All Coming Attractions Coverage [ED]