By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Mar 14, 2019 at 5:05 PM Photography: Royal Brevvaxling

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Urban Bay View, 2301 S. Logan Ave., will close by the end of the month – possibly sooner – according to owner Paul Jonas and as first reported by Milwaukee Record.

The bar will be open at least through St. Patrick's Day and then quickly change hands and names. By April 1, Ricky Ramirez – a former bartender at Tonic Tavern, also owned by Jonas – hopes to start serving drinks under the name, The Mothership. Ramirez  is a seasoned service industry professional who worked at Transfer, Strange Town and The Vanguard. 

Jonas says the corner lounge named after his father went over budget from the beginning and he never quite made up for it in revenue. 

"I have mixed emotions about this," says Jonas. "I would have liked for this to work, but I know Ricky is going to do a great job. He's creative, has expertise and always had a lot of aspirations."

Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for a first look at The Mothership next month.

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.