India's first Hard Rock Café in Mumbai shuts down

Master franchisee for Hard Rock Café in India have assured Mumbaikars that the café will relocate and reopen in 2019.

India's first Hard Rock Café in Mumbai shuts down

India's first Hard Rock Cafe in Worli, Mumbai, shut its doors after an iconic 12-year run. Famous for its live-music gigs and electric ambience, Hard Rock Café reportedly downed its shutters over rent issues. 

HRC was located inside the Bombay Dyeing Compound in Worli along with Shiro, a Bohemian restaurant and pub in the same compound which has also shut down.

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HRC was a 6000-square ft party and live music venue, featuring two stages and walls filled with memorabilia associated with rock/pop music legends such as Elvis Presley, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and Led Zeppelin. Hard Rock Café breathed life into Mumbai’s music scene when it started back in 2006. Along with music, HRC Worli was also famous for its food, especially the burgers. The venue was a platform for artistes like  Armin van Buuren, Switchfoot, Wyclef Jean, Jay Sean, Bob Sinclair, Wolfmother, Paul van Dyk, Euphoria, Agnee and Kailash Kher, in the past. 

According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Sanjay Mahtani, co-founder and executive director, JSM Corporation, said the café will relocate and reopen in mid-2019. “Hard Rock Café, Worli, has temporarily closed. Hard Rock International has been and continues to be committed to Mumbai and the surrounding communities,” he said. 

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Mahtani said the relocation is aimed at restructuring their offering to meet the ever changing trends of the consumers.