Tuesday, December 30, 2008

After Tomorrow, Ziggie’s Is History

Ziggie’s, long a mainstay of the Marquette campus neighborhood, will close for good at the end of the business day tomorrow, December 31, 2008.

Ziggie’s hours tomorrow will be the usual 10:30 a.m. until midnight.

Students (and alumni) who are in town might want to make one last trip for a gyro, shish kebab dinner, or whatever was your favorite on the menu.

Ziggie will retire.


Blogger david said...

I can only wonder if the expansion and "burrito and apple" or "burrito and banana" combo format introduced by Ziggy in 2005 was not ultimately his undoing. I know for certain that students were not amused when "Chipotle Burritos" were advertised in the expansion storefront, falsely inferring that an actual "Chipotle" was going to be on campus, only to learn much to their chagrin that it was just Ziggie expanding to a burrito format. Microwaving a plastic bag full of diced chicken and then dumping it on a cold tortilla isn't the same as real-deal "Chipotle" burrito and Ziggie's version never got off the ground. I wish Ziggie all the best, he's been an institution on campus and how bout them gyros!

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Justin said...

I shed no tears

7:13 PM  
Blogger John McAdams said...


Ziggie certainly had his critics. Here is some discussion that ensued on the muscoop board:


5:09 PM  
Blogger TosaGuy said...

Avalanche, Louis D's, Grebe's and now Ziggies. Taking into account how nostalgia makes these places better than they actually were, they did have character, were unique and, therefore, were quite interesting. The campus, while looking great, is getting more bland all the time....but I guess bland is what draws kids from the Chicago burbs nowdays.

12:39 PM  
Blogger david said...


it seems strange to blame Ziggie's retirement on kids from Chicagoland. I'm from Naperville and I would walk past Open Pantry to buy my beer at Dany's--because I was so conscious about supporting campus small business. I'm the antithesis to your argument and I couldn't let your unfounded stereotype stand unanswered.

2:47 PM  

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