It looks like Karma Bar & Grill, 600 E. Ogden Ave., will become Oak & Shield Gaming Pub according to a liquor license application and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Gordon Lugauer, the owner of Board Game Barrister, applied for the license. Lynn Richter, owner of 42 Lounge, is a partner in the project. The proposed opening date is April 1.
Karma is currently still open for business.
"It's unique for a 'geek bar' owner to join forces with a board game store owner," says Richter. "It feels like we have limitless opportunities when it comes to games of all kinds. You'll be able to play anything here."
Oak & Shield, if approved, will offer console games, board games, trivia, DJs, bands, karaoke and a venue for comedy, spoken word, dancing and more. Richter says they plan to open with a limited menu if the license allows, and move into a larger menu in the future.
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.