Club der Visionaere is at risk of closure after 20 years of operations. The Berlin establishment has launched a fundraiser in hopes of surviving financial setbacks brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To that end, the club’s management hope to raise €50,000. Among other things, it will cover “continuing coronavirus setbacks” as well as repairs from a June 15th, 2019 fire that ravaged the space. Both Club der Visionaere and its sister venue, Hoppetosse, have remained closed since March.
“We have managed to make it through the last 20 years, but have exhausted our resources in the last year since the fire, trying to stay afloat,” reads the fundraiser description. “This latest crisis may now be too much and we may not be able to overcome it alone.” At the time of writing the campaign has amassed over €31,000.
Club der Visionaere is not the only Berlin club to meet such a fate. In April, [ipsə] fell victim to suspected arson amid its own turmoil from COVID-19-related losses. Prior to the pandemic, the city’s “Clubsterben” threatened nightlife as a whole with property developments swallowing up creative spaces.
The donation portal and additional information are available on Club der Visionaere’s StartNext page.
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