By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Apr 27, 2011 at 3:13 PM

The Hotel Foster, 2028 E. North Ave., does not have a flashing, buzzing neon sign out front that reads "immediate occupancy" but the new bar and cafe is now open and serving wine, beer, cocktails and espresso drinks.

Plus, baked goods are available daily from Peter Sciortino's and homemade paninis and soups / stews will be available on the weekends.

The Hotel Foster is located inside the building that once housed Live on North, Lava Bar and Grill, The Globe and The Boardwalk. The latest reinvention of the space, however, is the most stunning to date.

I popped in earlier today for a quick look (stay tuned to for an in-depth article) and was blown away by the pre-Prohibition decor featuring antique furniture, chandeliers and stained glass.

The grand opening party is this Saturday, April 30 starting at 7 p.m. Wildbirds and Shoot Down the Moon are playing and it's a free event.

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.