By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jan 04, 2015 at 6:05 PM

In 2012, Steph Davies opened The Waxwing, a local art and handmade gifts boutique at 4415 N. Oakland Ave. in Shorewood.

Recently, Davies learned that her lease would not be renewed because landlord Nat Davauer plans to use the space to expand his business, Draft and Vessel, located next door. 

As a thank you to customers, artists and the community, Davies will throw a farewell bash on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 5 to 10 p.m. The shop will be open regular hours until then. 

Davies is not sure what her next professional step will be, but she plans to spend more time on her artwork and with her family.

"I can’t thank everyone enough for their patronage and support over the past three years," says Davies. "You have helped me make what was once just an idea blossom into an amazing creative space that has been more successful and more inspiring than I ever could have imagined."

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.