By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jan 15, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Yesterday, Yo Mama! announced on Facebook that it will close its Shorewood location at 4521 N. Oakland Ave., which opened in 2012.

"In order to fulfill our vision and allow Yo Mama! to continue to grow and thrive, a tough decision had to be made," read the post. "The lease for our Shorewood location is expiring, and we’ve decided to not renew our lease ... We are sad to be leaving Shorewood, and would like to thank all of our dedicated customers who made it a special place."

The last day of operation for the location will be Jan. 31. Yo Mama! has also indicated that all gift cards purchased in Shorewood can be redeemed at its Brookfield and Wauwatosa locations.

Yo Mama! has indicated that it will focus its energy on the introduction of its "Scratch Scoop Shop" premium ice cream, which will be available in flavors like milk & cookies, vanilla bean cookie dough and salted caramel waffle cone. The new ice cream will be added to offerings at both the Wauwatosa and Brookfield locations.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.