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The Twisted Pepper in Dublin is closing its doors

The owners feels they've achieved everything they set out to do at the club

  • Mixmag staff
  • 11 August 2015

Another nightclub is set to bite the dust as The Twisted Pepper in Ireland is closing soon.

There were initial reports that the Dublin venue was turning into a restaurant, but it's made an official statement on Facebook saying it won't be, instead saying the building will be "refurbished with a new bar & food focus, mixed with another 5-10 random ideas that will inevitably 'make no sense'."

Open since 2008, the statement reveals that the owners, Bodytonic, feel the goals they originally set out to achieve have been completed.

"We feel we've achieved what we set out to do with The Twisted Pepper, and as always for us, once we get the itch to move on & develop something new, we gotta move on. We opened in 2008, probably the worst economic time to open any venue in Dublin. We're closing in 2015, probably as good a time as any to remain open.

"Economic circumstances never effected why we opened, nor why we are closing. When you believe you're doing something different and you've got the fire in your belly - you go for it. When you've done all you have set out to do, and you start to feel your repeating yourself and the passion goes, it's over."

Music will still be on the menu, just not as it was before, this time "smaller, more intimate, more local, more creative… more fun".

This year alone has welcomed Breach, Derrick May, Mumdance, Novelist and tINI through the doors and there will be a farewell party featuring Twisted Pepper associates soon.

Read the full statement here.

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