By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer 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 Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.