Atlantic City Hard Rock Café Closing for Now

The Hard Rock Cafe (l.) on the Atlantic City Boardwalk will shut down at the end of the month and will re-open as part of the Hard Rock casino in the resort next year. Also, two Atlantic City nigh clubs, Dusk and Providence, will shut their doors.

The Hard Rock Café was the last vestige of the former Trump Taj Mahal casino to stay open, but it will now close temporarily as Hard Rock international—the casino’s new owner—refurbishes the property.

Officials said the café will close September 30 and construction will then begin on a new café at the property. The new restaurant will employ 100 people, up from the current 55, officials said.

Hard Rock bought the shuttered casino, which now-President Donald Trump opened in 1990, from billionaire investor Carl Icahn. A liquidation sale of furniture and other amenities from the closed hotel and casino concluded in early September.

For now Hard Rock Café is offering 70% off in the Rock Shop—T-shirts, mugs, etc.—while supplies last, and free valet parking. There will also be 3 last live rock shows before it reopens:

Friday, September 15 – Camille Peruto
Friday, September 22 – Ken Shiles & CiBon
Friday, September 29 – Good Look Sigourney

In another Atlantic City announcement, Dusk nightclub at Caesars Atlantic City is closing. The club was independently owned and operated for eight years. Details of why the club is closing were not released.

The news comes two weeks after it was announced that another Atlantic City nightclub—the independently owned Providence at the Quarter at Tropicana—was also closing. Owners of that club say they plan to re-open at a new location.