Kid Rock Not Renewing Lease On His Restaurant at the LCA
What would YOU like to see take its place at the Little Caesar's Arena?
Kid Rock will NOT be renewing his lease at the new entertainment complex for his Made In Detroit restaurant. Olympia Development of Michigan released this statement:
We have been in contact with Kid Rock. He has voluntarily decided not to renew his licensing agreement for the Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit restaurant which comes up for renewal in April. We are in the business of amazing and inspiring our fans and guests through an incredible array of world-class sporting and live entertainment events. As our venues are open, inviting, inclusive, and respectful to all, we look forward to bringing on an exciting new concept that aligns with our community and company values.
The restaurant opened at the same time as the LCA back in 2017, with Kid Rock kicking off the opening with six sold-out performances.
Update: Kid Rock added some context in a Facebook rant, all but confirming that the dissolution of his relationship with Little Caesars Arena is directly tied to his recent on-stage antics, wherein he made some disparaging remarks about Oprah Winfrey and Joy Behar. We're assuming that the LCA's "less than celebratory" attitude towards the partnership was intentional, and done in hopes of distancing themselves from Kid Rock's brand to avoid any future PR nightmares that the outspoken rocker may stumble into.
In his post, Kid Rock listed some of the many local charitable causes he has contributed to and again defended himself against persistent allegations that he is racist before offering an endorsement for his golfing partner, President Trump.
He then later added a photo of himself in the studio, taking out his frustration on the music.
Bye-wit-da-bye, Kid Rock's Made in Detroit. It's been real. It's just too bad you never got around to using those great menu ideas we pitched. That could've made all the difference.