The venue of
the Nottingham Hard Rock cafe on King Street off Market Square
Hard Rock Cafe chain is to open an outlet in Nottingham.
It'll be located in King Street, overlooking the Market Square,
and is scheduled to open in early June.
It's just over
30 years since the first Hard Rock Cafe opened in London.
Now there are
more than 100 theme-restaurants scattered over 40 countries.
Nottingham development will be only the fifth Hard Rock Cafe to
open in Britain, joining those in London, Edinburgh, Manchester
6,800 square-feet at 11 King Street, a building formerly occupied
by Clarendon College and originally the home of a branch of the
of Hard Rock Cafe International, Pete Beaudrault, said: "We're
particularly delighted to open a cafe in Nottingham, known for its
rich history, shopping and entertainment offerings."
brand can now be seen in the city
What many people
will be interested in is the type of rock memorabilia the cafe will
house. Hard Rock has memorabilia valued at nearly £22 million
so there's plenty to choose from.
The story of
the birth of Hard Rock’s memorabilia collection is interesting.
was started when Eric Clapton, a regular customer at the original
Hard Rock Cafe London, asked the staff if he could hang his guitar
on the wall to mark his favourite bar stool as "his spot."
They did, and
one week later, a package from The Who’s Pete Townsend arrived with
a guitar and a note bearing the message, "Mine’s as good as his!
particularly delighted to open a cafe in Nottingham, known for
its rich history, shopping and entertainment offerings."
of Hard Rock Cafe International
isn't yet giving any details of what it'll include in Nottingham.
It's to be hoped they won't go too big on Nottinghamshire's top
pop stars of the 1970s, Paper Lace.
the eating establishment say that in addition to artefacts from
the world's top musicians the cafe will also house pieces from Nottinghamshire's
top local artists.
The venue is
also set to become a centre for live music.
to open a Hard Rock Cafe in Nottingham is further evidence of the
city's rise in importance as a prime
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