By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Apr 23, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Popular Middle Eastern restaurant, Casablanca, 728 E. Brady St., is currently undergoing a major renovation project.

Owner Alaa Musa says construction crews are working "around the clock" to have the massive undertaking finished in time for Brady Street Festival, July 28.

A second floor will be added to the structure and will feature a full service bar, a lounge and banquet space. There will also be a front terrace and a side patio extending over the parking lot on the west side of the structure.

"The menu will be the same, but with additional items," says Musa.

Casablanca started out on Mitchell Street and continues to be a family-owned restaurant today.

Despite the major changes, the business remains open. Stop in for the lunch buffet – it's one of my favorites in the city.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.