Musician Evan Christian announced today he is closing the Walker's Point lounge and music venue Gibraltar, 538 W. National Ave., next month.
Opened in December 2016, Gibraltar booked musicians from around the world – as well as locals – and also served as a cocktail lounge and events space.
Gibraltar's last night will be Sunday, July 29.
"It has truly been an honor being a cultural bridge and providing quality music for the good people of Milwaukee. It has always been my dream to provide outstanding food as well as music and I’m making space for that to happen. Thank you to everyone who has not only supported me, but have supported my music career and my business endeavors," says Christian.
Christian hopes to reopen the business in a new space at a later date, but in the meantime, he is focusing on his music.
"I’m sitting on five years of original music that I can’t wait to share with you all," says Christian. "For now, we still have a few bills to pay, so let's go out at Gibraltar with a bang."
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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.