The new owners plan to reopen Mulligan's Restaurant & Pub on Monday. The Jackson Township restaurant has been closed since January.

JACKSON TWP.  A longtime favorite plans to reopen its doors next week.

Mulligan's Restaurant & Pub, at 4118 Belden Village St. NW., will be open at 11 a.m. Monday for lunch, Joanna Swallen, the restaurant's new owner, said Friday.

"We've got all of the staples," Swallen said, referring to the restaurant's menu. While there have been a few changes, customers will be able to order French onion soup, lobster bisque, ribs, prime rib, bison burgers, tuna steaks and other standards. Additions include gluten-free spaghetti and pastas.

The restaurant has adjusted hours. It will open daily at 11 a.m. Closing times are 9 p.m. weeknights, 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 p.m. on Sunday. Swallen said she's leaving open the option to extend hours for special events and during Pro Football Hall of Fame induction week.

Another change — likely a temporary one — is the Canada goose nesting in a flower basin on the walkway in front of the restaurant. A Canada goose egg takes 24 to 28 days to hatch, so it could be early May before the goslings are seen. Swallen advises customers to stay away from the nest.

Swallen said she's excited to get operations going again. She already has booked several parties and events.

Swallen and her husband, Thomas, bought the restaurant in March from original owners Rog Briggs and his sister Joycelyn. The Briggs' closed the restaurant in January as they worked through health issues.

Briggs opened Mulligan's in 1981. As the place gained popularity he expanded to add space for hosting birthday parties, wedding and baby showers and other events.

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