This is such awful, awful news but I think we all know Jim & Albert wouldn't have made this decision if they didn't think it was the best thing to do right now And I have faith that this is not the end for Plugd!
There's gonna be a big gaping hole not just on Washington St but in the Cork music scene without Plugd. It's been such a huge part of all of our lives for nearly a decade -that's just amazing. It's a community, not just a shop.
All the more reason to try and sort something. I mean if Plugd is going through a tough time I think it's almost our responsibility to do something. Obviously they would not have decided to shut up shop for a while (I hope only a while) if it wasn't sustainable in the short-term, but after it closes an event of some sort should happen to help them restart it.