By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jun 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Steve Gilberston, Jay Stamates and Sam Berman purchased Jim’s Time Out, 746 N. James Lovell St., earlier this month.

Former owner Jim Pappas retired after operating the bar since the late ‘80s. Long-time bartender Tom Sorensen will remain on staff.

The bar will stay the same for the summer and will then undergo minor renovations, including a probable name change, this fall.

"Most likely we will start in September," says Gilbertson.

"We're not planning to close at all," adds Berman. "Our current plan is to remain open throughout the transition."

The three men own Ten Bells, 703 S. 2nd St. Gilbertson and Stamates also own The Standard, 1754 N. Franklin Pl., and Berman and Stamates own Sabattic, 700 S. 2nd St.

As a long-time fan of Jim’s, I’m sad to see it go. However, I really like the feel of the new owners’ other bars and I'm definitely curious about how they will manage this space.

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.