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Hard Rock Cafe on Beale Street to close its doors at end of July

In a notice to the Tennessee Department of Labor, the restaurant's parent company said 52 workers would be affected with the closure.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Hard Rock Café on Beale Street in downtown Memphis is closing its doors at the end of July.

A notice posted May 31, 2023, by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce said Hard Rock Café International STP filed an official WARN (worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) notice saying the Beale St. location would permanently close on July 30, 2023.

The notice said 52 workers are affected by the closure, and the Greater Memphis Local Workforce Development Area rapid response team has been notified to help those affected.

Read the full notice HERE.

Kevin Kern at Memphis Tourism sent this statement regarding the closing: “While disappointed to lose this restaurant at the end of their lease term now, we are encouraged by Hard Rock’s statement that indicates they are open to having another location within the Memphis market, and their exploration of building a Hard Rock Hotel on Beale Street as recent as last year.”

The Hard Rock Café in Memphis first opened its doors Nov. 14, 1997 on the east end of Beale in the 300 block, before moving to the location at 126 Beale Street on July 3, 2014.

Memphis isn't the only Hard Rock closing. The company also announced it would close its Denver location after 25 years.

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