After 23 years of sticky floors, smokey alcoves and the most immoral nights of your lives, the future of Copper Face Jacks is in doubt this evening!
The traditional post-Hill haunt of a GAA Sunday has been put up for sale, with owners Cathal and Paula Jackson deciding to get rid as they approach retirement.
Owner of the adjacent Jackson Hotel, Mr Jackson paid tribute to the nightclub's "great and loyal customers".
It is now time to hand over the reins to new owners who have the energy and the expertise to take Coppers to the next level and to continue to deliver the "best night out in Dublin" to all our great and loyal customers.
All very well for you's lads, but where is the assurance of entry on All-Ireland weekend, eh?
Reaction has been quick and sorrowful.
I haven't been to Coppers in years but I always liked knowing there was a place that I could go to hear the 5ive Megamix at any day of the week. I hope the new owners don't ruin this Irish institution with swings and jam-jars and upcycled furniture. https://t.co/dZocrcSNKJ
— Colette Sexton (@colette_sexton) March 14, 2019
The State should nationalise it.
Famous Dublin venue Copper Face Jacks up for sale https://t.co/Usl4AmLGUg via @IrishTimesBiz
— Mark Paul (@MarkPaulTimes) March 14, 2019
€40 million for Coppers? It'll take 10 times that to rid the ghosts of bootcut jean and brylcreem past. Plus I think some of the Spurs lads are still wandering around there after Robbie Keane's Christmas party. https://t.co/SEOpn2biMH via @IrishTimesBiz
— Luke Holohan (@Lukeholohan) March 14, 2019
The sale will be by private treaty with the business also up for grabs, as a going concern.
Estimates for the Harcourt Street property have started at €40 million.
Surely if enough of us come together lads...