By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Feb 04, 2020 at 1:30 PM

The space at 1234 E. Brady St. is special. It had a long history of housing the Brady Street True Value hardware store and in 2016 it was lovingly repurposed and restored as Harry's On Brady.

Now, Pete Marshall is adopting the space and naming it, aptly, Pete's Pub. "I really dug deep to find the name," jokes Marshall, who was the former owner of Jack's American Pub also on Brady Street and before that, the manager of the Milwaukee Brat House Downtown.

Pete's will focus on a small but fastidious menu, primarily a mix of sandwiches and sharable appetizers. The liquor choices will focus on craft beer and small batch spirits. 

"Basically, we're going for tastes and flavors everyone loves," says Marshall, a native of England who moved to Milwaukee in 2008 to attend – and later get an MBA from – Cardinal Stritch University.

Because the spot needed very little maintenance or remodeling, Marshall is planning to open Pete's sometime in March. He plans to keep the saw-shaped sign that once hung outside the hardware store and later outside Harry's.

"(The owner of Harry's Pub & Grill) did such an amazing job there's so little we want to change," says Marshall. "This building was built in 1887 and we have so much respect for its history. We really want that to shine through."

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.