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bz going be in thomas street 1 may

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bz are going to be at thomas street 1 may i cant wait here picture if anyone
going let me know and today fm be there too
Keith picks up a real bargain in Frawley's FAMILY AFFAIR: Boyzone star joins
forces with dad to re-open famous store

NEW VENTURE: Keith Duffy has taken over Frawley's with his dad, who worked
in the store for 30 years
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BOYZONE star Keith Duffy is
breeding new life into Dublin
institution "Frawleys" by
joining forces with his dad to re-open the store.

The Evening Herald can reveal how it's going to be a family affair for the
Dublin star as he joins his father Sean to launch a shop for clothes in
larger sizes on the site of Liberties institution.

There was huge sadness among the tight-knit southside community after the
familyowned store, which sold everything from lace curtains to communion
dresses, finished trading last June after 115 years.

Described as the end of an era when it shut up shop last summer, there were
some suggestions that the multi-million euro site would be used to build


Yet thanks to Keith's immediate family connections in the famous shop, the
store has now been re-opened under a new name 'Plus and Minus' and is also
gearing itself towards a slightly bigger market.

"My dad worked in Frawley's for more than 30 years as the buyer in the
menswear department and about ten years ago, he starting doing clothes for
bigger sizes, starting from XL and going all the way up and he found there
was a huge market for it," Keith explained.

"He's basically been working since he was 12 and when the news of Frawley's
closure first came out, he decided he wasn't ready to just retire so he
decided to take over the shop with two friends, including a woman named
Geraldine ? who was the buyer for the womenswear ? so they all have years of
experience between them. I'm one of the directors in the company and it's
been going really well."

And Keith's dad decided to stick with the familiar when it came to the new
store's merchandising as the shop's now specialising in plus size clothes
for men and women, alongside a separate section for babies.

"They're basically cool clothes for bigger people. My dad had a loyal client
base that used to come into Frawley's saying to him 'where are we going to
get our clothes once it closes?' A lot of the stuff are clothes that you
can't buy in your average high street store as it would be things like extra
large jackets and trousers with waists that go up to 60 inches," he


The singer, who'll join his fellow bandmates for the start of Boyzone's
reunion tour in London on May 30,
has admitted he was amazed at the reaction to the reopening from locals.

"We opened the shop last Friday and there was a queue a mile long out the
door with all the people waiting to get in, it was unbelievable," he added.

Now he's busy planning to give the store an A-list re-opening on Thursday
May 1. He's pulling in all his contacts from the showbiz world to ensure
there's a healthy helping of celebs at the launch party, including Boyzone
and a host of his You're A Star pals.

He has also revealed how a Dublin radio station will be broadcasting live
from the Thomas Street store on the day.

here the story annie i cant wait
21st Apr 2008, 14:26  

annie says:

i cant wait

21st Apr 2008, 14:32

tl says:

Good Luck with the venture it go to show that even though you have a big tour coming up you can still do business like everyone else,like Ronan with the race,hope it all goes well with both the Business and the tour,A great bunch of Lads who will turn to anything,well done see you on tour.

21st Apr 2008, 14:47

anonymous says:

whats this all about have boyzone announced another gig date im confused

21st Apr 2008, 17:09

Louise says:

Hope it goes well for Keith and his Dad and that they make a real success out of it. It's a shame when shops seem to cease trading when they have been around for as long as this one did, and I am sure that with it being a family-run business, that it will only go from strength to strength. Well done Keith!

I dont know what it is like in other major cities but I am sick of the sight of mobile phone shops popping up everywhere, where are they all coming from? It seems like every time a shop shuts down in our local town, you dont even have to ask what is replacing it! You've guessed it, another mobile phone shop!!!!!

Good look for the tour guys and wishing you all have a perfect opening night, cant wait to see what it is going to be like as I remember the Different Beat tour in Birmingham many years ago and Ro has described this tour as being bigger and better than ever! See you at Wembley very soon, GO LADS! Best wishes XXX Louise XXX

21st Apr 2008, 22:05

annie says:

no not a tour it that keith and his dad opened a new shop and the bz are going to be there to support keith and there be other celebrities too it in dublin

22nd Apr 2008, 19:34

anonymous says:

whats that got to do with ronan ?

22nd Apr 2008, 22:25

annie says:

he going be there to support keith and others

23rd Apr 2008, 11:27

anonymous says:

oh ok

23rd Apr 2008, 17:56

annie says:

and there be other celebrities there too it going be fun day hope weather good that day

23rd Apr 2008, 17:57

shaved looks much better...

26th Apr 2008, 00:42

Debs says:

hello i thought this moblog had gone for good when it dissapeared from ronans site ive only just found it again i have definately got to be ronans slowest fan ever

29th Apr 2008, 16:20

sammy says:

@ debs bless ya the slowest fan aww i think i would come in that catorgary to LOL

29th Apr 2008, 21:26

Angela says:

Debs - I thought the same, It took me ages to find it too.

30th Apr 2008, 19:39

anonymous says:

Have you all heard the news about Keith Duffy? According to The Sun newspaper this morning he is in hospital with blood poisioning due to a new tattoo & they don't know if he will be out in time for the start of the tour. Get well soo Keith ! ! !

1st May 2008, 16:13

Angela says:

I just went on the boyzone tour website & it said on there that Keith was treated in hospital for an ellergic reaction but he is now out of hosoital & doing fine

2nd May 2008, 10:24

anonymous says:

awww poor keth

12th May 2008, 22:15

GetgekaEtlEthellagher (Mrs)(ethelbeth-at-eircom-dot-net) says:

Do you intend to do curtains in the future? They were perfect and great value. Has anyone got the phone number of the guy who used to make them? He was called Simon.

I think if you extended the new shop to do curtains and household stuff it would be a great idea.


15th Sep 2008, 15:34

GetgekaEtlEthellagher (Mrs)(ethelbeth-at-eircom-dot-net) says:

Do you intend to do curtains in the future? They were perfect and great value. Has anyone got the phone number of the guy who used to make them? He was called Simon.

I think if you extended the new shop to do curtains and household stuff it would be a great idea.


15th Sep 2008, 15:34

dorothy murphy says:

ha i came on here look for plus n minus website. someone tell keiths da to get online shoppin x

10th May 2009, 16:54