But a shadow hangs over this evening’s party: the growing concern about club closures collecting rate in Berlin. Renowned places like Bar25, Bassy, Knaack, Kiki Blofeld and White Trash are forget about.
January saw two more closures including Clarchens, a ballroom where generations of Berlins had danced since 1913. Its owner that is new has to reopen after renovations, but regulars are sceptical. Now the KitKat club’s Munich landlord has terminated the rent to June 2020 additionally the Griessmuehle is within risk of imminent closing.
Berlin’s state social minister Klaus Lederer is furious but mainly helpless, saying groups are prime victims in a city that is rapidly changing. When you look at the 1990s, he recalls exactly exactly exactly how a person with a noise system and a crate of alcohol could start a club in a derelict building into the previous East Berlin. Continue reading