Main Event

Main Event

By Joe Lamb

“Ownership of the Main Event is changing hands, and the downtown Rockford restaurant is closed for remodeling, a key investor said Monday.”

“The restaurant’s landlord is the MetroCentre Authority.”

“One of the current partners is purchasing the interests of some other partners,” said Rockford lawyer Steven P. Zimmerman.”

“Zimmerman is a partner in Downtown Sports Club Inc., which leases the restaurant space and facilities from the MetroCentre Authority.  He declined to discuss specifics of how the ownership is changing.”

“Signs reading “Closed for Remodeling” greeted customers Monday at the parking ramp restaurant at 102 N. Main St.”

“Zimmerman’s corporation has operated the restaurant since May 1986 under a lease agreement with the MetroCentre. The agreement calls for rental payments of $20,000 a year plus a percentage of gross sales.”

Source: Rockford Register Star July 19, 1988