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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Molly Cool’s Seafood Tavern in downtown Milwaukee unexpectedly closed earlier this week, and now, there’s word on what may be taking its place.

Employees came to work at Molly Cool’s on Monday, September 29th, to find a sign saying Molly Cool’s was closed, effective immediately.

The restaurant’s owner cited “lack of funds” — saying a tough winter and cold June meant they didn’t have enough business to stay open.

Molly Cool’s opened in 2009.

Ale Asylum, a Madison-based brewery, plans to open a pub and eatery, which will be called “The Ale Asylum River House.” This, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal.

Tim Thompson, who co-founded the original Ale Asylum, will own the Milwaukee location.

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  • Meghan

    No wonder when I went to their website to look at the lunch menu it said A new menu will be made” liar liar…. hey Mollycool do you mind taking down your site.. thanks in advance.. oh and do you think I can get my money back for the Groupons I paid for?

    • Dragon Lady

      That message predates their closing, you imbecile. What does it matter if they take down their site? You clearly know they are closed, but what, you’ll still visit it? Plus, wouldn’t you go to Groupon for a refund? Geez, the dunce cap is really strong in you.

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