By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Dec 15, 2011 at 11:08 AM

After nine years of business, Soup's On, 221 N. Water St., is closed. Owner Mary Krimmer decided it was time to retire.

"Thank you for your patronage. I've enjoy serving each and every one of you," wrote Krimmer on her website.

I wrote about Krimmer in a 2006 article and found her life story to be powerful and inspiring. After raising eight children and running a home day care, Krimmer decided to fulfill a dream and open the restaurant.

"I ran a home day care for 30 years and, during that time, I made a lot of soup," she says.

Personally, I will miss her delicious white chili the most.

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.