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What's going on with beloved Dublin shop Knobs & Knockers?

A photo of the sign being removed has sparked alarm that it could be closing.

EARLIER TODAY, THIS very alarming photo was tweeted by Dublin comedian Conor O’Toole.

It appeared to show the sign being taken down from Knobs and Knockers on Nassau Street, Dublin.

Source: Conor O'Toole/Twitter

Naturally, the photo sparked immediate fear and bewilderment.


Even the National Library of Ireland was worried.

Basically, this was our nation:

Source: Gurl

However, has spoken to the staff of Knobs and Knockers, and we can confirm that it is NOT CLOSING DOWN.

Source: Totalprosports

A staff member told us that they were merely painting the shop, and the sign was taken down temporarily.

We got the place painted. The sign was taken down while we were painting it, and we gave it a wash as well. The sign is back up, and it’s nice and shiny now.


The shop is not only a beloved landmark in Dublin. It’s also a haunt for visiting celebrities. Like Slash from Guns N Roses.

And Conan O’Brien.

So, Ireland rejoice! Knobs and Knockers lives on!

Source: infomatique

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