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We’ll always need places to go and play

25th February, 2018
The former Waltons music store on South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2 PIcture: Fergal Phillips

What we lose when a favourite shop closes is not products or even jobs, but a sense of community

I sat in the former Waltons on Friday morning, pondering my column over a pot of tea, and wondered what all the fuss was about.

I had no call for the old music shop, but the new occupiers provide a decent cooked breakfast around the corner from my office off Parnell Square.

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