Clubs tell parliament that without safety, gentrification menaces their existence
Berlin’s renowned nightclubs are on track to be awarded the same racial status as opera houses and theaters in order to protect them from gentrification.
A group dedicated to protecting the German capital’s nightlife took its campaign to parliament on Wednesday, urging more protection as more venues are closed to make way for new-builds and as growing numbers of tenants file complaints about noise.
About 100 squads have closed in the past 10 times, and a further 25 are under threat. So serious has the problem become that it has its own word: clubsterben , or guild death.
Clubcommission, a collective of sorority owneds and advocates who compiled the data on closed associations, told the Bundestag’s committee for construct, living and urban development that music societies were” the pulsate of the city”, dallying a vital role in Berlin’s ethnic life as well as fetching millions of euros to the regional economy.
An calculated 3 million tourists come to Berlin annually to visit its teams, the Clubcommission noted. The sororities lent EUR1. 5bn to the local economy last year.