Rockford is losing a restaurant and gaining a private event space with the announcement that Rockford Riverside Grille is officially closed, according to GRMAG.com.

The owners, Essence Group, plan to reopen the location on October 1st as a private events center called Rockford Riverside Grille Banquets & Events.

Essence Restaurant Group also owns Grove, The Green Well, and Bistro Bella Vita, all in Grand Rapids, and tells GRMAG.com that after taking some time to explore the current markets, turning Rockford Riverside Grille into a private events space made sense as to allow them to focus on the three Grand Rapids restaurants.

If you still have a Rockford River Grille gift card, no worries, you can still use them at the other three eateries.

Source: GRMAG