Casual Midtown restaurant with brewery Smith & Co. set for Sept. opening

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Smith & Co. is expected to open in September in the Cass Corridor.

A new casual restaurant is planning a September opening in the Cass Corridor, promising a "a deliciously Detroit vibe." 

Smith & Co., 644 Selden between Second and Third streets, is housed in 102-year-old building formerly inhabited by Smith Welding Supply & Equipment Company, according to a press release issued Wednesday. The 7,000-square-foot restaurant has been redesigned with the goal of having a mix of outdoors-y and urban vibes. 

In the next few months the facility will also be home to Nain Rouge Brewery, which will serve suds exclusively to Smith & Co. 

The food at Smith & Co. is assumed to be beer-friendly, too. Executive chef Greg Antioho is coming to the new Detroit spot from Ann Arbor's Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery. 

The menu is still being finalized, but we can expect ingredients from locally-based businesses such as empanadas made with Corridor Sausage, soy-smoked chicken from Otto's Chicken, plus wide-ranging cuisine including lamb shoulder chapati and corned beef sandwiches. 

Smith & Co. is expected to open in September in the Cass Corridor.

Once open Smith & Co. is expected to seat 160 in the dining room. There's also a 19-seat concrete bar and a patio that will be shared with another forthcoming eatery, Barcade. 

Smith & Co. is planning to be open daily for weekday dinner and brunch, lunch and dinner on the weekends. Carry-out service and delivery via DoorDash app will start on day one. 

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