If all goes according to plan, John Dye – the owner of Bryant's Lounge and The Jazz Estate – will take over At Random, 2501 S. Delaware Ave.
He hopes to close the lounge for a short period for minor maintenance and cleaning and will reopen with regular hours in November.
"I’m really not planning on a lot of changes to the interior since it is basically perfect, but it does need a fair amount of exterior work so we will be doing restoration as time goes by," says Dye. "Of course some of this depends on the licensing and sale process, and I’ve learned the hard lesson of not promising open dates."
Dye says, after 60 years, current owner Ron Zeller is ready to retire.
"I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to keep the legacy alive," says Dye.
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Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.