By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Oct 07, 2021 at 4:01 PM

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The SafeHouse turned 55 this week and has myriad celebratory offerings through Oct. 9.

To ring in five-and-a-half decades of clandestine cuisine and cocktails, the James Bond-themed spot also commissioned artist Fred Kaems to paint a spy-themed mural on the 42-foot wall facing Front Street.

"They were looking for something that nods to their spy and espionage theme, but didn’t say SafeHouse (because the location is a secret)," says Kaems. "The right section of the mural is a riff on the the opening sequence of all the Bond movies. The left section is several panels like a comic book that depicts a hand off of a briefcase."

Most of the mural is painted in gray tones with pops of brighter colors.

"This is more subdued than my usual pallette, but it was fun to work in a subdued palette," says Kaems. "They wanted a little red included since that is one of their colors. I also included a little dull yellow for the Hoan Bridge  and to give it a more Milwaukee feel."

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.