By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Aug 29, 2015 at 10:05 AM

In 2014, reported that Shannon and Gina Stangel bought the storied bar and lounge The New Yorker, 645 N. James Lovell St., and renamed it The Mason Jar

The Stangels have changed the name and concept of the bar and hope to introduce The High Note Karaoke Lounge to the public on Friday, Sept. 4.

"We are doing some renovations now, and if all goes as planned, Sept. 4 will be our first day open," says Shannon.

When the Stangels first took over the bar, they intended to be a live music bar; however, they will return to the New Yorker’s karaoke focus.

"After urging from our customers, we decided to bring back the essence of the New Yorker: we are now going to be karaoke all the time," says Shannon.

The High Note will offer karaoke Wednesday through Saturday nights. They may add Mondays and Tuesdays in the future.

"Karaoke is always free," says Shannon. "We have added a lot of lasers, smoke machines and lighting. It is above and beyond a standard karaoke show."

Stay tuned to for a first look when The High Note opens. And start practicing your favorite karaoke songs in the shower.

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.