The shop has been frequented and loved by north Dubliners for generations.
Described as a hub for the local community and a well-known meeting place, K&A Stores on Seville Place in the north inner city closed its doors for the final time this Bank Holiday Monday (7th).
The old school corner shop stocked groceries and household essentials, but shopkeeper Gerry was known for having a root behind the counter and being able to produce whatever it was you were looking for, no matter how obscure.
Announcing the news on their Facebook page, the K&A Team wrote:
Locals have been mourning the loss of the shop, including singer-songwriter Gemma Dunleavy who shared an emotional tribute to K&A and the role it played in the local area.
K&A Stores featured in the music video for Dunleavy's breakout single Up De Flats, a love letter to the close-knit community of Sheriff Street. The song has become an anthem for the north inner city and was nominated for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year in 2020.
Header images via Google Maps / Instagram / Gemma Dunleavy