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Mudgie’s Deli Reopens After Death of Owner

The Corktown restaurant and wine bar had been closed since the September 5 death of Greg Mudge

The exterior of Mudgie’s on a sunny day. The building is painted orange with yellow awnings. Gerard + Belevender

Mudgie’s Deli and Wine Bar, one of Detroit’s most notable restaurants, has reopened for the first time since the unexpected death of its owner Greg Mudge on Sunday, September 5 at the age of 46.

The Corktown institution posted on its social media pages that it would be open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, September 22-24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food will be served via carryout only, with orders being accepted online through the restaurant’s website or on DoorDash. Patio seating is available for carryout orders, weather permitting.

Mudge’s death shocked the Corktown and restaurant communities, and prompted an outpouring from across the state. Besides being an involved business owner, Mudge was also an electronic music DJ and photographer. Hundreds turned out Sunday for an outdoor memorial and march to celebrate Mudge’s life. Oakland County’s medical examiner said the charismatic restaurateur died of natural hypertensive cardiovascular disease.

Founded in 2008 in Corktown, Mudgie’s racked up national awards and accolades for its house-smoked meats and sauces. His restaurant, an institution of the neighborhood, is a longtime member of Detroit’s Eater 38 and made Thrillist’s compilation of the nation’s best sandwich shops in America in 2017.


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