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Saturday 24 February 2018

. . . as fantastic Mr Fox back with a bang

NIAMH HORAN Entertainment News Reporter

The Fox is back. Robbie Fox, the legendary nightclub owner, has signed up this week to open a fashionable new club in Dublin with hotel owner Louis Murray.

The two heavyweights of Dublin's nightlife scene are promising to open "the most impressive club in the country" in La Stampa boutique hotel on Dawson Street.

The venue, which will open it's doors this November, is expected to attract some of Ireland's biggest names in the world of music, business and entertainment thanks to Mr Fox's stellar connections.

"I want to bring back a bit of fun to the city amidst all the doom and gloom of the past two years. I'm really excited about the big opening night and seeing all my old friends and customers there," explained Robbie.

Big names expected on the grand opening night include former Renards regulars U2, MCD boss Denis Desmond, The Corrs, Colin Farrell and friend and businessman Johnny Ronan.

As the nightclub boss said: "My aim is to make Dublin nightlife fun again. Bring a bit of glamour back to the city. In the midst of all the dreariness, I think people are crying out for it again."

Mr Fox explained that the new venue would be a "strictly members-only" club; however, he stressed that there would be various options available to suit everyone's needs and pockets.

The flamboyant club owner hit the headlines last year when he confirmed that his nightclub empire had gone into liquidation.

Speaking at the time, the former owner of Dublin hotspot Renards vowed to come back bigger and better than ever before.

Renards, located in Dublin's city centre, Brown's Barn in Citywest, the Barracuda Steak & Seafood Restaurant in Bray, and Tante Zoe's in Dublin's Temple Bar, were put up for sale when it was hit by the economic downturn.

Reflecting at the time, he said: "I have always been a great believer in not looking back. I keep asking myself how bad will this be this time next year? And it can't be that bad. A year from now this will simply be a bad memory."

Sunday Independent

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