By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Sep 03, 2020 at 10:30 AM

As part of the Bayshore redevelopment project, Total Wine & More officially opens its doors today, Thursday, Sept. 3.

Total Wine is located on the northwest side of the "mall." The 25,000-square-foot space is the country’s largest independent retailer of fine wines and also the largest in the North Shore and surrounding communities.

For easy accessibility, a new parking lot is available adjacent to the storefront.

"Cypress is thrilled to welcome Total Wine & More to the Bayshore community," said Kirk Williams, managing director for Cypress Equities. "We are committed to offering our guests an exciting mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment and Total Wine is a wonderful addition to the Bayshore experience."

Along with the opening of Total Wine & More, The Bayshore Art Project is nearly complete with murals from artists Emma Daisy and Dave Watkins and another from David Mark Zimmerman.

Total Wine is open everyday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.