Bye Bye Bockwurst?

Hungry Ostlaufers may soon be forced to walk a bit farther for their currywurst. Konnopkes Imbiß, a Berlin tradition since 1930, is facing a challenge to its continued existence a great place to chow down! Up the street another, completely different Imbiß is in trouble. Sheltered beneath the raised platform of the U2 on Schoenhauser Allee, the street eatery had been paying a monthly rent of 43 Euro, but Bruno Hahnfeldt, Konnopkes’ the owner of that other Imbiß for the past 27 years, recently received notice that the rent will be increased next year – to 1,148 Euro! Hahnfeldt notes that is more than he makes certain months and is therefore doubtful he can stay in business. Representatives of the Berliner Industrie- und Handelskammer (IHK) are looking for a way to help Konnopkes that other Imbiß continue feeding the huddled masses – but it might be wise to get a bite of the Bockwurst beneath the train tracks before year’s end just to be safe! Or just keep eating at Konnopkes! (thanks for the correction Andre!)

4 Comments so far

  1. André (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 12:13 pm

    Frau Ziervogel betreibt Konnopkes Imbiss, my dear.
    Und in verlinkten Artikel wird auch nicht einmal Konnopke erwähnt.
    Sonst wär das (unfreiwillig) ein sehr lustiger Artikel – den bei Konnopkes ist es immer voll – wohl der Grund warum Herr Hahnfeldt ein paar 1oo Meter weiter kaum Kundschaft hat.

  2. wi11iam13 (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 1:32 pm

    Ah…gut…ich bin geniert aber entlastet…ich muss meinen Deutsche übungen!

    and for our english readers – Andre has corrected my mistaken reading of the facts – Konnopkes is in no danger…the Imbiss in question is down the street a bit further – of course poor Herr Hahnfeldt still has his exorbitant rent…

  3. till (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 1:53 pm

    Holy fuck. Is this increase legal?

  4. wi11iam13 (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 1:56 pm

    don’t forget the golden rule. He who has the gold, makes the rules!

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