Ilitch Holdings announces layoffs at Comerica Park, LCA, Fox Theatre
DETROIT – When you are in the business of entertainment and aren’t allowed to entertain people -- it is a very big problem. Ilitch Holdings announced furloughs and layoffs are coming to staff at Comerica Park, Little Caesars Arena and the Fox Theatre. RELATED: Detroit’s Majestic Theatre Center listed for saleThe layoffs are mostly part-time employees. Ilitch Holdings says it’s lost 200 event dates. Dalto believes it’s going to take another year before the entertainment and hospitality industries start to rebound and even longer for a full rebound.
Kid Rock's Detroit eatery closing after his anti-Oprah rant
DETROIT, MI –DETROIT, MI – A Kid Rock-owned restaurant in Detroit's Little Caesars Arena will close once its licensing agreement expires this spring, the singer and arena operator announced separately Wednesday. The split also points to a widening estrangement between Kid Rock and the city he calls home. Kid Rock's Made in Detroit opened in 2017 in Little Caesars Arena, which is home to the NHL's Red Wings and the NBA's Detroit Pistons. The Ilitch statement said its “venues are open, inviting, inclusive and respectful to all.”A spokesman for Kid Rock didn't immediately reply to a message seeking comment. Born Robert Ritchie, Kid Rock grew up in Macomb County, which is just north of Detroit.
Kid Rock not renewing lease on his Made in Detroit restaurant at LCA
DETROIT – Kid Rock is not renewing his lease for his Made in Detroit restaurant inside Little Caesars Arena. 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. Related: Kid Rock removed from stage after drunken rant about Oprah WinfreyThe contract expires in April. The arena opened with six performances by Kid Rock, each one a sellout. Kid Rock posted a statement to his Facebook page Wednesday morning:"I will not be renewing my licensing agreement for my Made In Detroit Restaurant this April.