Monday, March 2, 2009

Putting a Happy Face on the Situation

Continuing along yesterday’s theme of economics, it looks like the Viktualien Market’s Schranne hall (in the background of this photo) is nearly bankrupt. Despite a search for new investors or a new tenant, this has come up empty lately. The Schranne Hall is a mix of restaurants and cafes, retail, and concert hall. We have spent many evenings there for salsa dancing or an easy way to hear live music, and it’s a great multi-purpose hall in the heart of downtown. In march, the hall has already scheduled Salsa night, Austria Night, as well as live broadcasts of Bundesliga. But now its future is up in the air. The Schranne’s most prominent tenant is Hacker Pschorr Keller, a restaurant and beer hall.

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