The Glass Pantry, a zero-waste grocery store at 1039 S. 5th St. in Walker's Point, will open for in-store shopping on Tuesday, June 30. The hours are Tuesday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m.
The Glass Pantry offers almost 100 percent organic items such as dry goods like beans, spices, nuts, pasta, rice, coffee beans (from Anodyne coffee) and tea (from Rishi Tea); liquids such as oils and vinegar; cleaning supplies like detergents, soaps; personal care products including body wash, shampoo, toothbrushes, tooth powder and more.
Customers can bring their own clean containers and bags or use all-recycled packaging supplied by the store. "If you don’t want to lug your containers out right now, no biggie! We have tons of sanitized jars or paper bags to fill," says owner Jenna Meier.
The Glass pantry's procedures will be modified for health and safety. Per city regulations, customers cannot fill their own containers at self service / bulk stations, but employees can.
"So come in, bring clean containers if you want to, and we will fill them up for you while you browse, have a cup of coffee, feed your dog or whatever," says Meier.
Masks are also required.
The Glass Pantry will continue to offer free delivery and curbside pickup. Customers place their order online by noon and pick it up in store anytime during business hours the next day.
Stay connected with The Glass Pantry via Facebook.
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.