Hard Rock Cafe inside Taj Mahal says it will stay open as long as the bankrupt casino does

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Atlantic City's Hard Rock Cafe says it will remain open as long as the casino in which it operates does.

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The restaurant and bar filed a warning notice late Wednesday with the New Jersey Labor Department of a potential April 22 closing, putting 73 people out of work.

But its parent company says the cafe plans to operate through its current lease, which expires at the end of 2016.

It intends to stay open as long as the Trump Taj Mahal does.

Hard Rock says the April 22 date was a precautionary warning in case the casino does not emerge from bankruptcy and has to close.

The Taj Mahal is trying to emerge from bankruptcy under a new owner, billionaire investor Carl Icahn.