While the casino bid decisions happen out of the public's eye, Hard Rock is busy putting its stamp on Rockford, literally.

Hard Rock might be an international name but they're already making friends in the area after opening a satellite office at Main and State Street in downtown Rockford. The location is open for residents to learn more about Hard Rock, get updates regarding the potential Rockford casino, and grab a free tee. During the grand opening of the location, there were 1,500 free t-shirts in all sizes available for all who popped by. The tees featured the Hard Rock Casino logo with "ROCKFORD" printed below; those shirts are gone. But, WIFR.com talked to Jarrod Hennis and he says more have been made. It also sounds like they may come with even more Rockford flavor.

The original order was 1,500 shirts and they actually wanted us to cross promote too and put our logo on the back.

Maybe it's the Rockford in me but I'm really hoping there's a RAD (Rockford Art Deli) logo on the back of the latest batch.

JB Love is ½ of  Q98.5's Lil Zim & JB In The Morning, weekday mornings from 5:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Follow him on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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