Peter Litzau grew up on Milwaukee's East Side on Shepard Avenue during the 1970s and '80s before leaving for college. After graduating college, he lived again on the East Side in the early '90s and worked as a server at Mader's before moving to Maryland to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Litzau currently resides in Kentucky, but his love and nostalgia for Milwaukee has not waned. Earlier this year he launched Remember The Tees, a T-shirt company commemorating vintage venues that are now defunct.
"The places we chose were cultural institutions loaded with stories," he says. "Some places we chose because we loved them growing up, and some are farther in the past with great stories."
T-shirt designs include Farrell's, Frenchy's, Oriental Pharmacy's menus, Pig 'N Whistle, Century Hall, Hayek's Pharmacy and more. Remember the Tees adds new designs weekly and are available in men's and women's versions that sell for $26 each. All styles are made in the U.S.
"We are reaching people like us that have nostalgia for these venues and enjoy wearing a comfy tee," he says. "People can relive parts of Milwaukee's history with these tees, and we like that."
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.