gentrification

Covid-19 crisis deals final blow to Globetrotter hostel

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Covid-19 left Leipzig's second oldest hostel, the Central Globetrotter, no choice but to shut down. Managing partner Alexander Grothe tells us about the events that led up to it, after having watched Leipzig transform from pitstop to boom town.

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Opinion: Karstadt and the other side of “gentrification”

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Could the demise of the Leipzig Karstadt have been avoided? And does it matter in the current market? A pragmatic view from one of our columnists.

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4rooms and other sad closures in Leipzig

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After 13 years, 4rooms says goodbye this week from its Reudnitz corner, joining the more than 50 casualties in the Leipzig food & entertainment market over the past few years.

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Would Karl Heine be Karl Heine without Noch Besser Leben?

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Noch Besser Leben needs your help urgently. It is in danger of closing now, if it doesn't raise €12,000 right away.

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Hipsteritis: Symptoms checklist

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Are you a hipster, too? Read this to find out.

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Gentrification: the rise of hipsterdom

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Literally open a hole in the wall and present a bottle of beer and someone will want part of that, you’ve founded the new in-place.

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