By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Jan 07, 2009 at 1:20 PM Photography: Maureen Post

Restaurant Hama, located at 333 W. Brown Deer Rd., is closed for business. The North Shore sushi staple closed its doors last weekend.

After rumors about the restaurant's post-holiday closing, a server confirmed the restaurant would be closing just after Jan. 1. The Japanese restaurant is currently not operating and phone calls to the listed number went unanswered.

Restaurant Hama was co-owned by bestselling Milwaukee author Lesley Kagen.

Kagen and her co-owner could not be reached for comment.