Kid Rock not renewing lease on restaurant inside Little Caesars Arena

Detroit's own Kid Rock was the first act to headline Little Caesars Arena upon the new venue's opening in 2017. He also has had his own “Made in Detroit” restaurant in the arena since the doors opened.

And now, it looks as though there will be a new tenant in that space in the future. According to Olympia Development of Michigan, Kid Rock will not be renewing his lease on the restaurant.

Chris Granger, group president of Sports and Entertainment at Ilitch Holdings 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.”

Kid Rock also posted a statement to his Facebook page on Wednesday morning.

Here is the restaurant description from the website:

Detroit’s newest destination, Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit, is a rising landmark for the ultimate local experience. It is housed within the new Little Caesars Arena, built in 2017, with an accessible public entrance alongside Woodward Avenue open all year round, seven days a week. The restaurant is a reflection of one of Detroit’s most loyal and successful native sons.

The restaurant itself contains a classic Detroit atmosphere selected and designed by Kid Rock himself. The memorabilia within the restaurant remains displayed for his fans as a showcase from his own personal collection. The restaurant seats 175 guests with private dining for up to 14 seated guests and spaces for groups ranging from 30 to a full capacity of 350 guests.

Have any of you eaten at the restaurant, and what were your impressions?