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 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.