By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published May 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Iconic East Side boutique, Starship, 1661 N. Farwell Ave., will close for business at some point this summer. The shop – which features unique clothing and accessories – is currently having a large sale to sell off inventory.

The shop will reopen in a currently undisclosed location. According to a Starship employee, it will be somewhere on the East Side.

Owner James M. Purvis started the business in 1984, and has had several locations over the years. He also owns Starship Tattoo, 4380 S. 76th St.

Selling "hippie clothing" for Starship at Summerfest in the early '90s was one of my first jobs. I still own a tapestry that I bought while working there. Good times. Hazy times.

Stay tuned to for more information about Starship 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.