DUBLIN: After a 44-year run, Irish Imports will close its doors this coming fall. The Lower Massachusetts Avenue staple, lodged at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Prentiss Street, plans to shut down in the middle of October, co-owner Virginia Greenblatt said. “We have a lot of reasons all in all, but mostly the time has come,” Greenblatt said. “We’ve been here since 1973.” Greenblatt said that University Wine Shop, currently located next door, plans to move into the space. She added that she came to the decision “a couple of months ago,” and co-owns the store with Michael Shields.
Irish Imports primarily sells wool blankets, hats and jackets, with a focus on handmade, high-quality goods. From that, Greenblatt said, they’ll hold sales the next couple of months and will participate in a neighborhood sidewalk sale on Sept. 23.