Goodnight Gino



Gino’s Cork city

A fond farewell to Winthrop Street pizza joint Gino’s in Cork city, opened in 1990, and announcing their closure quietly last night with a sign in the door.

Affordable fresh pizza and ice-cream made in-house. It seldom gets better.

Closing to make way for a Boojum.

Urban renewal.

H/T Alan Healy, Evening Echo

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22 thoughts on “Goodnight Gino

  1. Sean

    This was a first time introduction to Pizza for a lot of people in Cork. There was a certain amount of cache going to Ginos in the 90s. The original first date heaven. RIP

  2. Vote Rep #1

    Last time I was down in Cork there was a large queue outside the burritos & blues place on paul st. Weird. Do not get the burrito craze.

    Btw, did Ginos close because of Boojum or were they closing anyway and Boojum are just taking their place?

    1. Donger

      It’s hardly a ‘craze’. Some people like burritos. There was a queue outside my local chipper last night, is there a chip craze? There could be an opening for a Lovin Cork. Your epic top 10 crazes will be welcome there

      1. Vote Rep #1

        Considering that not that long ago there was virtually none other then azteca on christchurch and now there is multiple Boojums, mutiple Pablo picantes, multiple totecas, burritto and blues, litte ass, mamas revenge, zambrero, samburrito, kchido all selling burrettos, I would call it a trend/craze. What would you call it?

        1. Kieran NYC

          I would call it ‘Irish people finally expanding their tastes and palates and not being afraid of something outside the meat-and-two-veg+chips mentality’

  3. Boy M5

    The replacement of locally owned businesses with international franchises is a Fine Gael wet dream and a consequence of the financial collapse. Internationals could afford to pay over the odds for leases in order to push out local operations, even if it meant running at a loss for a couple of years until the competition was run out. And backing these Internationals are merchant banks who are making a fortune on investing in them.

    And who loves the merchant banks? Noonan and his Fine Gael buddies whose mainstay of backers are Dividenders and investors who produce nothing and do nothing except watch their returns roll in.

    1. Rob_G

      So, it is Fine Gael’s fault that a pizzeria couldn’t sell enough pizzas – but of course! I should have known.

    1. Sean

      Surely you mean Washington St. There’s an oversupply of (un) licienced fast food outlets. I suppose somebody has to fill the empty spaces.

    1. Kieran NYC

      No, it’s all Denis O’Brien’s fault.

      Just wait until he’s revealed to be the major shareholder behind Boojums

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