Casablanca expanding with a Brookfield location

Freeman Staff

March 25, 2017

BROOKFIELD - Get a taste of spicy Middle Eastern cuisine when Casablanca opens its newest location in Brookfield on Bluemound Road. But first, there must be construction.

The restaurant, which has a location on Brady Street in Milwaukee, is renovating the former Hom Restaurant that was operated by the Surg restaurant group at 17800 W. Bluemound Road before closing.

During the 7 p.m. Tuesday Plan Commission meeting in the Town of Brookfield, commissioners will discuss approving an approximate 600 square feet of additions for the Casablanca Restaurant.

According to Casablanca’s Facebook page, it hopes to open in May.

The original restaurant was started by Chef Jesse Musa, a native of Jerusalem. He immigrated to the United States in 1971 and worked in a Sicilian bakery as a chef. In 1987, he made his dream come true by opening his first Middle Eastern restaurant, The Sahara Inn which three years later became Casablanca. The restaurant is now run by Musa’s eldest sons, Ramzi, Al and Nas.

The Brookfield Town Hall is located at 645 N. Janacek Road.