After 20 years of feeding the Riverwest community and well beyond, Nessun Dorma will close, most likely temporarily, after brunch on Sunday, Nov. 1. The reason for the closing is financial strain due to COVID-19.
Owner Emily Park Sutrick posted a heartfelt message on the Riverwest neighborhood's Facebook page saying the plan is to open in the spring for patio season or sooner if they secure a loan.
"We aren't gone for good. If the grant money comes we will open back up again as soon as all PPE and training is in place. If the grant money doesn't come, we will remain closed for the winter season until we can welcome all of you on to our patio again," says Park Sutrick.
In the post, Park Sutrick goes on to thank other businesses and her employees for their dedication and support for the beloved pub and restaurant. She is also looking for places to donate her perishables.
Nessun Dorma will be open next Wednesday through Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch and from 5 to 9 p.m. for dinner and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.