Bonn The corona crisis has also left its mark on the city center of Bonn. After the café Giaccomo closed, there is apparently a new tenant. And a new burger joint plans to move to Bonn - and has chosen a prominent location for it.
In Bonn there will soon be a new burger joint in the city center. Limbach Real Estate reported on Friday that a branch of "Jamy's Burger" will move into the former Beate Uhse Shop on Bischofsplatz opposite the University of Bonn. Jamy's Burger says it offers meat from regional suppliers who comply with best practices in the ethical treatment of animals, and has branches in Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Mannheim and Mainz.
A new tenant also wants to move in to replace the former Café Giaccomo at Bottlerplatz. According to GA information, it is the restaurant Casbah in Siegburg, which wants to open a new place in Bonn. What exactly the future tenant is planning there is not yet known. What is known, however, is that Casbah is already looking for employees for a new location in Bonn, as it announced on its Facebook page in early July.
The women's fashion store Etscheid next to the Theater Contra Kreis on the street Am Hof will close at the end of the year. It closes a chapter of 166 years of the company. Owner Annette Philips explained that the lockdown occurred when they were normally in peak season, selling spring fashions but even before that, customers had been reluctant to come in because of the corona crisis, especially the older customers. "I don't think that shopping with a mask is fun for anyone." She had run the family business for 40 years, having taken it over from her mother and explained that she is 70 now. She did not know what would happen to the building, which belongs to the university.
The Wunderbar on Friedrichstrasse is also about to close. For ten years Claudia Justen has been selling unique fashion, accessories, gifts and fine stationery there. She also blames the corona crisis but says that even before the crisis, it was not an easy business. "We noticed that fewer and fewer Bonn residents came to the city to shop. We relied on the tourists for 85 percent of our business."
Justen sees the traffic situation in the city center as the main problem. Many customers have complained about poor accessibility to the city center of Bonn, especially in the run-up to Christmas. In contrast, her shop in Südstadt, "Papier und Buch" at Bonner Talweg 46, will remain open. She plans to offer fashion there in the future. According to Justen, an acquaintance of hers plans to open a tattoo studio in the space that will become vacant on Friedrichstrasse.
Restaurant moves to Friedrichstrasse
After the lockdown, work is also being carried out on the building on the corner of Friedrichstrasse and Kesselgasse, which has been the home of Decker's sports and firearms shop since 1903. In 2018, owner Susanne Deckers closed the business and sold the building. The new owner reports that after completion of the work - a restaurant will probably move in. "In my opinion, this would fit in well with the gastronomy mile on Friedrichstrasse." But the construction workers have fallen behind schedule due to corona, so she does not expect the opening to take place until at least a year.
At the corner of Belderberg/Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz in the former Lufthansa City building, vacant space is to be merged with the adjacent night club and undergo a comprehensive modernization, according to Andreas Hill of Limbach Real Estate. At the end of the year, Rahm, one of the largest medical supply stores in Germany, is expected to open there as well in a space of around 280 square meters.
According to Hill, "Think Twice Vintage", an international textile company, will move in to Bonngasse 29, opposite the Gasthaus “Im Stiefel”. Renovation work has already begun. After the lockdown ended, the “Rewe To Go” on the corner of Friedrichstrasse and Wenceslasgasse did not open up again. The space is now empty and the windows are taped up.
(Orig. text: Lisa Inhoffen / Translation: Carol Kloeppel)