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The music will stop playing at Detroit’s Hard Rock cafe on January 26, 2019.

Following up on tips and after I inquired on-site this morning, Hard Rock International confirmed the move in a statement to Daily Detroit received this afternoon. In it, they say that the lease is expiring.

Since opening the doors of Hard Rock Cafe Detroit in 2003, Hard Rock International has appreciated the opportunity to serve the city’s locals and guests.

In January 2019, the lease for Hard Rock Cafe Detroit, located on Monroe Street across from Campus Martius Park, will expire. The location will close on Saturday, January 26, 2019, as a result.

The brand remains committed to the city and is open to having another location within the market, if the right space can be identified.

Detroit’s restaurant scene has been undergoing a lot of changes as of late as diners tastes and the market overall shifts.

Hard Rock opened with much fanfare and lines around the building back in 2003.

Dan Gilbert, the founder of Bedrock (Bedrock manages the space, and owns the building that houses the executive offices of Quicken Loans in a 50-50 partnership) said that there is “strong demand from several impressive national and local brands” for the space.

Hard Rock Cafe in One Campus Martius has been one of the building’s longest-standing tenants, opening when the building was completed back in 2003, and we are grateful for their contribution to downtown Detroit over that time.

The space that Hard Rock Café will soon vacate is one of the handful of top-notch, premium locations for a restaurant/retailer in all of downtown Detroit, and is in the heart of the burgeoning and exciting urban core of the Motor City.

There is strong demand from several impressive national and local brands for this Campus Martius-facing and Woodward Avenue-facing street-level location.

Our strategy going forward will be to invest the time and energy necessary to deliver Detroit the best possible tenant that will make a long-term commitment motivated by the mission of playing their part in the continued growth and expansion of Detroit’s exciting future.

Hard Rock Cafe is home to a variety of Detroit memorabilia including some from stars Madonna, Marvin Gaye and and Kid Rock. The giant guitar that adorns the front of the building is modeled after one owned by Ted Nugent.

The Hard Rock chain was formed in 1971. As of the summer, the company had venues in 74 countries spread among 185 cafes, 25 hotels, and 12 casinos.

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