Mudgie’s Deli & Wine Bar in Corktown reopened on Wednesday.
The beloved Corktown eatery owned by the late Greg Mudge has been closed since early September. Mudge’s sudden death on Sept. 5 shocked the Corktown and restaurant communities. He was 46 and died of natural hypertensive cardiovascular disease.
More recently, a GoFundMe page to help reopen the deli surpassed its $20,000 fundraising goal. Liza Pulgini, Mudge’s widow, launched the GoFundMe page seeking funds “towards supporting Mudgie’s employees during the restaurant’s closure for bereavement and ease the transition back to fully open for business.”
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Mudgie’s will reopen for carryout only from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. this Wednesday-Friday according to a Facebook post. Orders are to be placed online through Mudgie’s website or DoorDash. The deli’s patio seating will be available, weather permitting, the post stated, where you can enjoy your take-out.
Mudgie’s asked that patrons “stay tuned for service adjustments during this transitional period.”
The post also thanked the community.
“The entire Mudgie’s staff is grateful to the community for rallying around us with sympathy, love, generosity, and enthusiasm,” the Facebook post stated.
There was a memorial service for Mudge on Sunday in Corktown. Hundreds gathered, according to media reports, to honor and celebrate Mudge. Those attending the memorial met at Dean Savage Park and walked to the deli in a parade led by the Detroit Party Marching Band and Mudge’s family.
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