Midtown Italian spot Sauce teases posh feel, 'approachable' prices ahead of spring opening


  • Steve Neavling

Not long ago, the building at 4120 Second St. in Detroit's Cass Corridor was a no-frills neighborhood grocery store. In 2015, it became the high-end leather retailer Will Leather Goods.

Now, it looks like its next iteration will fall somewhere between those two points on the spectrum.

Sauce, the forthcoming Italian restaurant slated for a spring opening, is shaping up to have a posh, Palm Springs-y feel. But chef Myle McVay says he expects the menu will be "approachable," telling The Detroit News that he thinks the price point "will definitely be for the 99%, in my estimation."

Renderings published by Hour Detroit magazine show a slick mid-century modern design with high ceilings and terrazzo stonework. The menu will feature Neapolitan pizzas and other dishes inspired by Italy and Southern California, and a coffee bar will serve lattes and gelato.

McVay previously worked at Ferndale's Otus Supply. Sauce is part of Heirloom Hospitality, the hospitality group helmed by Jeremy Sasson that also includes Prime + Proper steakhouse in Detroit and Townhouse in Detroit and Birmingham.

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