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Milwaukee's first axe-throwing and shuffleboard bar, called NorthSouth Club, will open at 230 E. Pittsburgh Ave. – next door to Merriment Social – in Walker's Point. Construction begins at the end of March and the facility is scheduled to open by the end of summer.
NorthSouth Club will offer both a "rugged northern Tundra" theme for axe throwers and "southern shore" decor for shuffleboard players. It will include a full bar and private event space with tall ceilings, skylights and open garage doors in summer.
This will be the fourth venue for Bars & Recreation, owned by Marla and David Poytinger. Bars & Recreation opened AXE MKE in June 2018, as well as Nine Below, Milwaukee’s only indoor mini-golf tavern, in 2016 and painting bar Splash Studio in 2012.
"We wanted to meet the demand for axe-throwing, but also bring another activity to the city," says David Poytinger. "Milwaukee culture is shifting away from just a night at the bar. When much of your life is spent in front of a computer or device, you’re ready to break out and do something interactive with friends."
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.