Friday January 24, 2020

Club king Fox wonders where Dublin nightlife is going

Robbie Fox, the man behind Renards and the Pink Elephant, reflects on the recent closure of his D4 eatery Belluccis and the future of hospitality in a changing city

3rd November, 2019
Robbie Fox: ‘Rents are going up and up, and margins are so tight that three to four bad months can kill you’

Belluccis, the Dublin 4 restaurant owned by veteran nightclub figure Robbie Fox, has shut for good after his failed appeal to halt redevelopment of the building that housed it.

Fox, best known as the man behind Celtic Tiger haven Renards and the legendary Pink Elephant before that, said he would seek to open a new venue next year, but sounded a note of caution for the hospitality trade. “I just wonder where it’s all going,” he...

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