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What's going on with Dublin’s Twisted Pepper club?

And is it reopening?

twisted1-500x500 Source: Facebook

IT’S OFFICIAL. DUBLIN’S Twisted Pepper venue on Abbey Street is set to close… but not for long.

After a confusing series of events yesterday in which a Facebook post announcing the end of the club was published and then deleted, a spokesperson for Twisted Pepper’s promoters Bodytonic has confirmed:

It’s closing down as the Twisted Pepper, but is going to reopen as an exciting new venue.

An official announcement on the future of the popular bar and club is imminent, with another Bodytonic source telling DailyEdge.ie that a statement is due by midday, and that it will be re-opening as a “few different things”.

It is understood that renovations on the space will take about three weeks, following a closing party this Saturday night.

18/5/2015 Twisted Pepper Music Venues Source: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie

There’s speculation that it will reopen under the name Wigwam.

The Twisted Pepper space is currently home to a bar and a music venue, as well as hosting Vice Coffee (which stock these frankly amazing doughnuts) during daytime hours, the baked potato vendor Spudbox and Boxcutter Barbershop.

vice-2 Source: Facebook

Both Vice Coffee and Boxcutter Barbershop are expected to still have a place in the venue when it re-opens.

It’s unclear if live music and DJs will still play a part in the future of the venue.

Twisted Pepper made headlines in May when 18-year-old Ana Hick became ill outside of the popular club, and later died in hospital.

Written by Emer McLysaght and originally published on DailyEdge.ie. Additional reporting by Nicky Ryan.

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