KISS - Plans To Build Rock & Brews Location In Biloxi Moving Forward
March 20, 2022, a month ago
According to a report by WLOX, plans for a new casino on the old Margaritaville site in Biloxi, Mississippi are still on, despite the property being up for sale. Rock & Brews - a concept inspired and backed by legendary KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley - are still moving forward, said the casino’s developer on Friday (March 18th).
First announced in 2019, construction on the rock-themed casino was set to begin in March 2020 with a groundbreaking, which Simmons and Stanley were planning to attend. Those plans were derailed as COVID-19 began spreading across the globe.
Read the complete report here.
Rock & Brews Paia, the only Hawaii location of a restaurant chain closed its doors permanently in the summer of 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic effectively killed the tourist market.
Rock & Brews CEO Adam Goldberg said that the call to close for good wasn’t an easy one. “Unfortunately, due to COVID that’s affecting all of us in many different ways, we had no choice,” Goldberg told The Maui News. “We tried to drag it out as long as we can to get a good understanding of what we think will happen with tourism. But we just don’t see having the customer base to support our rents and our cost.”
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Rock & Brews has 21 company-owned U.S. restaurants that serve American comfort food and craft beer. The Paia restaurant in Hawaii opened in 2014. Further details can be found at this location.