This message (above) was hand delivered to Pantibar [Capel Street, Dublin] yesterday [November 23]. It was handed to a member of staff in a brown envelope with scrawled handwriting on it. The staff member didn’t open it himself so the bloke who delivered it was gone before we read it. Also in the envelope was a note telling us to laminate the message and attach it to the front door.
(FYI, Pantibar was formerly known as “Gubu”, over four years ago)
While I’m sure there’s nothing to worry about and it’s probably the work of some harmless nutter, the inclusion of a specific date could definitely be construed as a (no doubt empty) threat, so we are bringing it to the attention of the Gardaí just in case.
So, come and join us for a perverted drink, an evil show and some police protection on Friday. Yey! And if you’re lucky you might even get “defiled”!
And just to be absolutely clear, Pantibar is not closing! It’s just wishful thinking on the part of the nutters.