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17. June 2012
While most clubs try to stay away from formerly trendy district Prenzlauer Berg, Stadt Land Fluss (SLF) is just getting started – a ballsy move, considering which clubs have already had to surrender to noise complaints and investor projects here: Knaack, Icon, Klub der Republik.
One complaining neighbor can often be enough to make life difficult for clubs and cause long-term damage. "A district lives from its nightlife. Residents should just stick ohropax in their ears" says Niklas Mascher, a sax player who organizes the Nepenthes parties on every last Friday of the month at SLF alongside DJ André Boiko.
The SLF opened its doors roughly one year ago and it looks like they will stay open. "The club is in a basement and the walls are completely soundproof. There's no way people could be irritated by the noise," says Mascher. SLF is primarily a restaurant with German cuisine but rents out the basement for parties.
"We have a good network of friends and aquaintanaces from the days where we used to party in Prenzlauer Berg before it became so elitist," says Mascher. Just a couple of years back, the area was full of students. They never moved away, but over the years had kids and started working proper jobs, eventually turning into those people they never wanted to turn into back in the day.
Consequently, SLF's location underground is a godsend, since it doesn't look like noise complaints will ever be an issue. Now all that's missing is the partygoers. Says Mascher: "This isn't an area that attracts hordes of young people. But we're aiming for people that live in the area already and maybe even already have a family. They don't have the time to ride out to Kreuzberg all the time. So instead they can just drop by our basement for an hour or two."
Nepenthes Club im SLF Pappelallee 65, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, Tel. +49 30 40 57 47 36, www.slf-restaurant.de
heute 15. Juni, 23.30-2.30 Uhr, nächster Termin 27. Juli