Friends, family and fans turned out on a beautiful Sunday afternoon for a parade, music, speeches and food to commemorate the unexpected passing of Greg Mudge, owner Mudgie's Deli & Bar on Brooklyn in Detroit's Corktown. He died Sept 5 of natural hypertensive cardiovascular disease at 46.
The festivities included a parade with the Detroit Party Marching Band & Gabriel Brass Band that began at the Dean Savage Memorial Park on Trumbull between Porter and Abbott in Corktown and ended at Mudgie's, where Mudge created a popular destination for food and spirits, starting in 2008.
Photos by Michael Lucido
Detroit Party Marching Band performing at Dean Savage Memorial Park
Rich, Trumpet player in the Detroit Party Marching Band
Parade from Dean Savage Park to Mudgie's Deli and Bar in Corktown
R: Liza Pulgini, Greg Mudge's wife
Liza Pulgini surrounded by friends and family as they listen to kind words from friends
Sandy Pressley, Greg Mudge's mother.
Greg's long time friend, Justin, reading a word on begalf of Greg's mother.
Kind words and stories from Greg's father.
Memorial set up in honor of Mudgies owner, Greg Mudge
Gallery set up of photography work for those who wanted to pay their respects and view some art from the late Greg Mudge
Food set up from multiple local venders for patrons to enjoy.
Carlos Parisi, host of Detroit Digest and long time friend of Greg, distributes food from his company, Aunt Nees Chips and Salsa.