photos by John Morris at Goodnight, Raleigh
The Rockford announced on its Facebook page today that it has closed permanently. The Rockford has been on Glenwood South for 15 years, help leading the way in revamping the area into a nighttime district.
We called the restaurant and received only an answering machine saying they are still open regular hours, but sadly this is not the case. This is very sad news for a lot of folks in the downtown area as the Rockford was a great place for a family lunch, a first date, a work meeting, a beer alone at the beer and just about any other reason you can think of going to a restaurant or bar.
The reactions to this include “no fucking way” to “this brings tears to my eyes” to “sucks dude” to “OMG” to “is the Jackpot gone too?” Seriously a sad loss, kinda like when they took the Tuna Steak Sandwich with wasabi mayo off the menu.
Dear Friends, Thank you for the 15 years plus of good times and great memories. Sad to announce that Rockford is now closed permanently. Many thanks to the wonderful crew of talented and beautiful individuals whom I had the pleasure to work with. All will be missed. Love, Rockford