By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jul 16, 2022 at 6:22 PM

Maria's Pizza, 5025 W. Forest Home Ave., shuttered on Sunday, June 26, as first reported by OnMilwaukee.

The business is currently for sale.  

Longtime owners are selling T-shirts, hoodies and mugs on Etsy. The shop is temporary and will soon be taken down, according to Facebook.

Maria Traxel opened the business in 1957 on the corner of 7th Street and Greenfield Avenue. In 1971, Traxel opened a second Maria's Pizza in its current building which eventually became the sole location. It has been operated by relatives since her death in 2020.

Maria's was known for its thin crust, rectangular-shaped pizzas, friendly servers and plentiful holiday decorations.

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.