By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Sep 20, 2007 at 4:33 PM

A smoke-free Fuel Café might sound like an oxymoron, but according to Fuel co-owner Scott Johnson, it's true. On Oct. 1, almost 14 years to the day since the café opened, it will no longer permit cig smoking.

"It's kind of a big step for us, but we're pretty stoked on the change," says Johnson. "Kind of an end of an era though, and that feels weird."

Earlier this week La Merenda, a Walker's Point restaurant, also announced it will go smoke-free on Oct. 1.

Stay tuned to OMC for a full article about the future of The Fuel, Milwaukee's original hipster coffee shop.

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.