Friday, September 30, 2011
a last-minute soft spot for the hard rock
I guess a Hard Rock is a place you go when you're traveling, it's not a place you go when you're a local. We've been to Hard Rock Cafes in, for instance, Paris, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and London, and maybe Minneapolis just doesn't have enough tourists who could find this restaurant. Plus, I realize that Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts are not the big deal they were in the early 90s, that's probably part of it too. Things change...
... all of which is way more than I intended to say about the Hard Rock Cafe. It's a big corporation that won't miss its Minneapolis location. But how sad these employees were! Our waiter talked about what a great place it had been to work, how much fun it had been. In the gift shop, everything was 75% off, and people were grabbing what they could to buy, and the cashiers were sad too. It's not easy finding a job that you like -- or, these days, any job -- and now these people need to start over somewhere else. There's a lot of that going around.