Victory Park's But a Mere Three Weeks Away From Getting Its Hard Rock (Cafe) On
Once more, with feeling, the conceptual rendering of the Hard Rock Cafe Victory Park's bar, which, yeah, looks about right
Pete reminded me late yesterday that I hadn't mentioned the press release we received earlier this week from the Hard Rock Cafe's New Jersey-based publicist concerning the joint's opening date in Victory Park. So here 'tis: July 15. Can you smell the excitement? No? Maybe that's just the $14.95 burger.
We'll have some preview photos sometime on July 6, following a hard-hat tour, but this week's press release echoes the March 18 announcement concerning the build-out at 2211 North Houston Street: "The 8,900-square-foot cafe features a 265-seat restaurant, outdoor dining with patio seating for 40, as well as a Rock Shop featuring Hard Rock's limited-edition merchandise." No mention of a performance space -- unless you count the quite-nearby House of Blues.
Update at 9:58 a.m.: I'd sent Kristen Hauser, the publicist, a note to confirm that there is no performance space. She sends back this reply: "To answer your query, the Dallas cafe does not have a dedicated live music venue; however there will be performances held at the Dallas cafe space to support key Hard Rock programs (i.e. March on Stage, Pinktober)."