Play a sad tune for rock and roll restaurant Hard Rock Cafe. The Detroit outpost of the international chain has confirmed it will depart from downtown’s One Campus Martius building on January 26, 2019, according to Daily Detroit.
The Detroit location was established in 2003 and drew lines at its opening. The Hard Rock Cafe features memorabilia from many of metro Detroit’s music icons including Marvin Gaye and Madonna with the guitar sign designed after one owned by Ted Nugent. In a statement to multiple outlets today, the Hard Rock Cafe stated that its lease was ending in the building but that the company isn’t ruling out relocating elsewhere in the city:
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.
In the years since the Hard Rock debuted downtown, the landscape of the dining scene around Campus Martius has changed significantly with many more choices for visitors to the area. One Campus Martius — formerly known as the Compuware Building — is also set to undergo an expansion that will add approximately 310,000 square feet of office space to the property.