Taj Mahal Closing

Jerome Wright, Local 54 striker, yells into his megaphone, on the boardwalk outside of the Trump Taj Mahal. Friday October 7, 2016. (Viviana Pernot/ Staff Photographer)

Viviana Pernot

The Hard Rock Cafe will remain open in Atlantic City despite Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort’s plans to close Monday.

In a news release issued Friday, Hard Rock International says it is committed to its Atlantic City location. The restaurant filed a state-required layoff warning notice with the state Department of Labor in August, saying its 105 employees would be out of work due to the Taj’s plans to close.

The company said the cafe will maintain regular operating hours and be accessible via the Boardwalk entrance.

“Hard Rock is a strong supporter of the Atlantic City community, and for 20 years that community has been a strong supporter of ours,” said Todd McCann, general manager of Hard Rock Cafe Atlantic City. “It is this relationship that has made us dedicated to keeping our doors open.”

The Atlantic City Hard Rock will celebrate its 20th anniversary in a few months, according to the release.

Hard Rock opened in the Taj Mahal in November 1996, offering diners glimpses of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia such as red leather shoes worn by Michael Jackson, a black leather vest worn by Steppenwolf’s John Kay and Mick Jagger’s studded vest.


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