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I have heard over and over from new business owners how difficult it can be to name a business. Almost as hard as naming a child, and in some cases, even more difficult because you don’t have to worry or care about connotation or marketing when picking a name for a kid.
That said, for years I have been driving by what I consider to be the worst-named bar in Milwaukee: Hangoverz, 3121 W. Greenfield Ave.
I mean no disrespect to the owners or anyone who hangs out there; I just cannot personally imagine why someone would name a bar after one of the most horrific aspects of drinking alcohol. In my mind, naming a bar after the unfortunate event that finds one with a splitting headache or hurling into a toilet is just as unappealing as naming a bar DWI’s or Cirrhosis.
It reminds me of the Rusty Skillet, a diner that was located in Greenfield, which closed about five years ago. Did it, perhaps, have anything to do with the fact no one wants to eat anything out of something that’s rusty? Just a thought.
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.