The Hard Rock Cafes Closes
as its giant guitar icon was removed today a small team as bewildered tourists looked on.
Our sources tell us that the "Hard Rock Cafe" Playa del Ingles has been illegally operating as a Hard Rock Cafe for over a year and a recent court decision has ordered the removal of the Symbolic 8 meter high guitar that stood outside the former premises.
In an operation lasting 20 minutes the Guitar was gone! Electric saws cut the column supporting the guitar as it was hoisted by a winch into the back of a small pickup truck today at 1.30pm December 16th 2010.
Locals watched in silence as stunned tourists took photographs.
With tourists posing everyday beneath the Guitar to have their pictures taken and with thoudands of postcards featuring the Guitar it was an icon for many; what will replace it and when, we will let you know as soon as we do!
Hard Rock Cafe Closes
For now the pink cadellac remains but we will kep you uptodate with developments as they hapen.
Hard Rock Cafe Gran Canaria
Opened 2 Dec 2005
Closed 15 Dec 2010
Personal recommendation, 25 meters down the hill is Cafe Florin, and internet Cafe Bar that serves much better Coffee for half the price; the alternative to the hard rock Cafe Gran Canaria"
New Casino for Playa del Ingles.... read more below
2013 July New Casino Opens
It is rumoured that the site where the Hard Rock Cafe was placed before will now be reopening later this summer, but as a Casino not as a Cafe,
Together with the increase in the number of 5 star hotels in Gran Canarias high class holiday facilities a smaller version of the well known Casino in San Augustin is likely to open later this year.
We do not know if the iconic Cadillac will remain as it is looking like it needs a bit of attention, one suggestion would be to replace it with an Aston Martin DB6 or even better a Bentley Sports (I'm sure we have one spare locked up at the back of the Garage) however to date these are unconfirmed reports and we will update you asap.