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The Bonneville: one cocktail bar’s story of surviving a Twitterstorm

Just after it opened in Hackney, owners of The Bonneville feared they’d lose everything over an insensitive tweet. In the summer of 2014, another cocktail bar opened in Hackney. It shouldn’t have been anything newsworthy or remarkable. But, on its opening weekend, a man stumbled into the bar after being stabbed nearby. It was a stark reminder that the nickname …