By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Oct 02, 2018 at 4:34 PM

Monica De Palma, owner of Monica's On Astor, will soon take over Junior's Hook, 1517 S. 2nd St. Matthew "Sherm" Sherman opened Junior's Hook in 2015, but is now moving on to other things.

De Palma – whose family owns the Y-NOT II and former Y-NOT III (later Nick's House) – plans to rename the bar Dark Horse Tavern. 

"I’ve always liked Walker's Point and how the bar owners all work together," says De Palma. "I'm really excited to be a part of it."

The opening date is to be determined. Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for a first look as soon as the transition is complete.

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.