By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jun 21, 2022 at 6:45 PM

After 11 years in business, The Loaded Slate, 1137 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., posted to social media that the restaurant and lounge closed for good on Sunday evening.

The Loaded Slate opened in 2011 and was known for its chalkboard tables and popular mix of bar fare and libations.

In April, a fatal shooting took place in the bar killing 30-year-old Shannon Freeman, who was a father and the head chef at City Lights Brewing.

The emotionally-charged post on Facebook reads, "One simply does not leave a good party before closing time. But as the lights go up and the music goes down, it's time to hang it up and head on out. And as bittersweet as it is, that time has come for us ..." 

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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.

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