However a shadow hangs over this party that is evening’s the growing anxiety about club closures collecting rate in Berlin. Popular places like Bar25, Bassy, Knaack, Kiki Blofeld and White Trash are no longer.
January saw two more closures including Clarchens, a ballroom where generations of Berlins had danced since 1913. Its brand new owner has guaranteed to reopen after renovations, but regulars are sceptical. Now the KitKat club’s Munich landlord has terminated the rent to 2020 and the Griessmuehle is in danger of imminent closure june.
Berlin’s state social minister Klaus Lederer is furious but mainly helpless, saying groups are prime victims in a city that is rapidly changing. (más…)