By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Aug 09, 2022 at 4:04 PM

The grief was palpable when Marty’s Pizza,  16680 W. Bluemound Rd., announced in May that it would be closing its doors permanently

Like so many other restaurants in the market and beyond, the longtime  pizzeria faced a very real struggle. Despite maintaining a core of longtime employees, some of which have been with the restaurant for as many as 40 years, they’ve been unable to hire and maintain the staff needed for full operations.

But there’s good news on the horizon. Thanks to support from the community and an influx of new employees, the pizzeria has made the decision to reopen.

Starting Tuesday, Aug. 16, Marty’s Pizza on Bluemound will be reopening its doors. Their hours will be limited while they train new staff. So – at least for a while – they will be offering carry-out and delivery only Tuesday through Friday  from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

According to their post on Facebook, limited items from their catering menu will also be available with 24 hours notice.

The hope is that they will be able to expand their hours and offerings in the future.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.