By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Sep 29, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Iconic East Side cocktail lounge Vitucci's will reopen for one evening to host a Fall Festival. The party takes place Friday, Oct. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. 

After an 85-year run, Vitucci's, 1832 E. North Ave., officially closed in November of 2019. However, according to Mike Vitucci of Illinois (not to be confused with his cousin, Mike Vitucci of Milwaukee), the family has been unable to sell the business, so they are hosting this pop-up event – and possibly others – in the future.

"We have no plans to reopen permanently at this point, and the building is still for sale," says Vitucci. 

Vitucci's Fall Festival will feature a limited drink menu and wood-fired pizzas by Flour Girl & Flame. The indoor/outdoor event will follow city guidelines which require masks and social distancing, according to Vitucci.


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.