However a shadow hangs over this evening’s party: the growing concern with club closures collecting speed 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 sex chat camrabbit 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. Into the 1990s, he recalls just just how you aren’t a noise system and a crate of alcohol could start a club in a derelict building into the East that is former Berlin.