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Is Hard Rock cafe beverly center gone?

Drove by Beverly Center today (on way to Mozza) and did not see the Hard Rock Cafe? Has it closed? No great loss. Just curious.

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  1. Since I think their sommelier or whatever the equivalent is at a Hard Rock Cafe (I know weird, right?) was on Indie 103.1 this morning talking about wine, I don't think so.

    1. Actually, their wine director is located at the Universal Citywalk location (which they call "Hollywood").

      1. Yeah i drove by the other day and didnt see the car on the roof or any signs. Guess it's gone or being totally remodeled.

        1. At the risk of being obvious, I just called the Universal City Hard Rock.

          Beverly Center is closed.

          The person I spoke to says she's heard that two new L.A. locations are in the works: one near Staples Center, and one on the west side.

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          1. re: Muskrat

            That's VERY interesting. For those of you that aren't aware, the chain was named after a photo from the Doors' album "Morrison Hotel" which depicts the sign of an eatery called "Hard Rock Cafe." The location of the photo? Downtown Los Angeles. So the whole "Hard Rock Cafe" legend has come full circle...

            1. re: Muskrat

              oh no. did she say where on the west side?

            2. Interesting. I always wondered how they still managed to attract any business at that incredibly awkward corner location.

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              1. re: QualityMart

                probably from Cedars Sinai. I think the one time I was at Hard Rock was to pick up a burger for somone who was a patient at Cedars.

                1. re: maudies5

                  They used to get lots of tourists when it was more of a novelty. But the food was never special.

                  1. re: mc michael

                    I went there the first month is opened, found it interesting, the meal was very good, but you're right, not special enough to go back. My partner and I always have this discussion, what is it about one restaurant that keeps you going back, and another one with sometimes better quality, never sees you again?

                    1. re: LuigiOrtega

                      The Watermelon Ribs, and the chicken wings with that apricot sauce, were special. They were a once-a-month thing for me until the current owners took over and screwed-up the menu.