Axel's Restaurant closing, changing ownership

File photo of Axel's Restaurant in Cedar Rapids. (CBS2/FOX28)

A rooftop bar building in NE Cedar Rapids is closing and changing ownership again.

Axel's Restaurant, located at 951 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, is closing its doors at the end of the day Jan. 21.

The restaurant is owned by Riley's Restaurant Group and is being sold to an Iowa City-based restaurant group that will add a location in Cedar Rapids.

Axel's took over the location after Rock Top closed after four months of operation.

New ownership will renovate the restaurant over the next few months and hopes to open in the spring.

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