Hard Rock Cafe Exiting Four Winds New Buffalo

Anyone who was a fan of the Hard Rock Cafe at Four Winds New Buffalo has until Halloween to say goodbye to it. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and Four Winds are replacing it later this year with Kankakee Grille, which is already open in South Bend. Chief operating officer Frank Freedman thanked Hard Rock International for nine years of a “very positive working relationship.” He went on to say the Kankakee Grille has been successful in South Bend and they felt it was a natural progression to bring it to New Buffalo. The new restaurant is named for the Kankakee River, which begins in South Bend and was used by the Potawatomi for food, shelter, medicine, and clothing. It will be open by the end of the year.