Making stuff while drinking stuff is the new norm in Milwaukee. We've seen many art-project-focused bars open in the past few years from Splash Studio to Rec Room Craft Co., and soon, Glassnote Candle Bar.
Glassnote Candle Bar – a custom candle-making workshop with a full bar – will open this spring at 524 S. 2nd St. on the second floor of the building that currently houses Movida on the ground level.
Owner Kevin Goudzwaard is also the proprietor of the Milwaukee Candle Co. and he looks forward to bringing his passion for candles into a new arena.
"I can't wait to provide a space for people to make their own scented candles. Candles offer the power of scent-memory connection and I want to share that experience with others," says Goudzwaard.
Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for a First Look at Glassnote Candle Bar after it opens.
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.