Coming back from The Grand Social (an odd pub itself; used to be Pravda, the one with the Communist propaganda; now has robot-themed art, though the remarkably opulent smoking area still has Russian Orthodox imagery...), I was going down that street in Temple Bar at the end of the Ha'penny Bridge.
Ever been down it? I'm pretty sure that Dublin Corporation has zoned it 'Weird Commercial'. "Restaurant? It had better not be something boring like Chinese. Oh, Cornish pasties? Fine. Clothes? We hope they're peculiar clothes. Chip shop? Oh, no, we couldn't have that, it'd be far too normal... What's that you say? It's abnormally narrow? Carry on, then!"