Early next year Jim Brady’s Detroit will return to their roots with the opening of a Detroit location, where the original restaurant opened in 1954 and was in business for over 30 years. “For me, its kind of like a poetic, completing the circle kind of thing, bringing my grandfather’s concept back to the city,” said Tom Brady, the third-generation owner. The future restaurant – which Brady said is 8,100-square-feet and has a basement of equal size – will be located in a vacant Cass Corridor (or Midtown) building formerly occupied by Chung’s Chinese restaurant. They hope to do three things at the new location – the restaurant, a rooftop bar, and a catering division. While the menu is ever evolving, Brady said guests can expect to see the favorites they’ve grown to love on the menu. Jim Brady’s Detroit also has an Ann Arbor location in the works and plans to roll out brunch at their Royal Oak location. “He (his grandpa) would think I’m crazy doing all the places that we’re doing,” Brady laughed.
Metro Intelligencer is a monthly column devoted to news stories, tidbits and gossip items about what's happening on the restaurant scene in the metro Detroit area. Metro intelligencer is reported/created each month by Dana Casadei who can be reached at DanaCasadei@DowntownPublications.com with news items or tips, on or off the record.