After more than 20 years in business, Rubin’s Furniture, 224 E. Chicago St., will close. Restoration Hardware, another home furnishings retail chain, will take over the space, according to Rubin’s owner, Bob Rubin.
Restoration Hardware left Mayfair Mall in 2012 after 12 years in business. The business plan was to morph from mall-based stores to stand-alone "design galleries."
Rubin says he has 60 days to leave the Third Ward building and; consequently, much of the stock will soon be "drastically reduced."
The two Madison-based Rubin’s locations will remain open.
"Our Milwaukee customers have been very loyal," says Rubin. "We look forward to serving them in our Madison stores."
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.