A FISH and chip shop where superstar Rihanna danced on the tables in a pop video is facing closure due to Covid.
Brennan’s Chippie was used as a film set for hit We Found Love in 2011.
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But now it has been turned down for Covid support as it is classed as a takeaway.
Owner Jim Brennan, 60, insisted: “We’re not a takeaway, we’re a 30-seat café.
“We really need this help or we will be closed for good.
“It’s a wee bit of history this.
“It’s been a chippie since 1976.”
Rihanna, 32, said of the food when on the shoot: “This stuff’s great. I love it!”
She bought fish suppers for the 70 film crew.
Northern Ireland’s Department of Finance confirmed it deemed the Belfast shop a takeaway.
Jim added about his café being a popular filming location: “When Rihanna came here, they shut down the whole street and she filmed part of the music video in the shop, dancing on the tables.
“For weeks afterwards young fans were coming in asking if they could get a picture on the table Rihanna danced on – that was great.
“We did 70 chip suppers for her and the entire crew that day.”
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