By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Oct 14, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Rusty's Old 50, a bar and restaurant, is coming to the space formerly occupied by The Velvet Room and Martini Mike's, 730 N. Old World 3rd St.

According to owner Robert Smith, who also owns Mixx Nightclub, 904 S. Barclay St., Rusty's will open in two or three weeks.

Rusty's will offer a full bar and classic American fare, including comfort favorites like meatloaf, burgers and more. The interior features an impressive collection of antiques, including a real 1952 Ford truck, a massive clock from Macy's and vintage beer signage.

This Downtown location in Westown is steps from the Shops of Grand Avenue, ESPN Milwaukee, the Frontier Airlines Center and thousands of residents and Downtown office workers.  

In 2010, Six Star Holdings was denied a tavern and cabaret license at the location that would have been called Silk East. 

Stay tuned to for more information as it becomes available.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.