Kent lost its only dedicated sushi restaurant when the closed its doors at Acorn Alley this month.
It's unclear why the restaurant, which opened in January 2010, closed its doors last week.
The restaurant's website was changed and bore a goodbye message, which read: "We regret to inform you that we have closed. Thank you for your patronage."
The store's owner, Paul Geldhof, offered little more explanation in a post on the restaurant's Facebook page.
"Do to an unforseen problem I was forced to close," Geldhof wrote Oct. 18. The posting sparked 46 comments as of Tuesday from people expressing their dismay over the closing.
Some fellow tenants of Acorn Alley said they were surprised by the closing.
But Michelle Sahr, owner of , said she was one of few people who knew before Geldhof closed the doors for good that the restaurant was going out of business.
"The fact of the matter is, some businesses are going to come and go," Sahr said. "I don’t think it hurts (Acorn Alley) at all. I know there are a lot of people who want to get into that spot."