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Pierogi Mountain Leaving Wunderbar

Susan Post Susan Post Pierogi Mountain Leaving WunderbarPhoto by Lauren Sega.
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Pierogi Mountain will serve its last pierogis at Wunderbar in German Village on Monday, March 23.

Pierogi Mountain opened inside the bar in March of 2019 as a part of the adaptive reuse of the former home of Max & Erma’s that saw Kollektiv coworking move in on the top two floors, and the eatery and bar take over the ground floor.

A Facebook post details the reason for the departure, and hints at what’s next.

“While we were doing fine in our operation, it turns out that the owners of the building/Wunderbar no longer have a desire to operate a bar and they will be bringing in another concept to take over the space. It’ll probably be a fine dining place and will do well. We wish the new owners all the luck on the world.”

Pierogi Mountain Facebook Post

While Pierogi Mountain’s Post indicates another concept will take over for Wunderbar, the bar has made no announcement as of 11:30 a.m. on March 3.

Wunderbar made headlines in recent weeks after friction with neighbors about its live entertainment schedule. According to ABC 6, the bar received a city zoning code citation for operating “cabaret shows” illegally – specifically too close to a church or school. St. Mary’s Catholic Church and School is just up the block. On February 14, Wunderbar made an announcement on its Facebook Page that the following days would be the last for music and entertainment and Wunderbar.

“We had no idea we were breaking some crazy Footloose rule and that it would upset so many people. I don’t think our good friends at St. Mary’s knew this rule existed either, but the law is the law and we are going to comply,” the post read. “Once upon a time, you didn’t have to sign legal agreements and get lawyers involved to prove you’re a good neighbor. You just shook hands and proved yourself by your actions.”

As for Pierogi Mountain, the operators already have their sights set on another location.

“The writing has been on the wall for some time that our time here was limited. Because of this we have been working diligently on securing a brand new space that we hope to have open in late spring/early summer! We hoped to be able to announce where we are moving to at this point but commercial real estate transactions move slow and there is a lot to do.”

Pierogi Mountain Facebook Post

While fans wait for a new location, Pierogi Mountain will be slinging eats at 739 S. Third St. through March 23. Its location inside Cafe Bourbon Street, 2216 Summit St., will remain open.

For more information, follow Pierogi Mountain on Facebook.

Photo by Susan Post.
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