By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jun 16, 2006 at 11:35 AM

Molly Cassidy is relinquishing her role as co-owner of The Tool Shed, 804 E. Center St., after two years of running the successful, female-friendly sensual shop. Business partner Eilis O'Herlihy will remain co-owner, along with new co-owner Kara Prach, a licensed nurse and mother who has volunteered at the Tool Shed since it opened.

According to O'Herlihy, Cassidy is swamped with other commitments. She founded the Brew City Bruisers roller derby team, and is also a full-time student.

"Molly is stepping down as an owner, but she will still be very much involved," says O'Herlihy.

The Tool Shed was the first female-owned sensual shop to open in Milwaukee. The erotic boutique sells an eclectic mix of items. Recently, the shop has focused on its handmade craft section, including garters, knitted vibrator cozies, hideaway books, journals, lingerie, bags, secret pocket pillows, lights, tights, corsets, condom ties, metal art and a small selection of jewelry.

"Sex is fun and shopping here should be too," says O'Herlihy. "One of my original goals was to create a store that was comfortable for women without ostracizing guys."

Tool Shed's new Web site is at

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.