By Julian Loevenich
The Kult-Kindl-Klause in Neukölln has to close. Final this time! For landlord Michael Hasucha (69) this means: after almost 40 years he has to give up the key.
The eventful history: In 2019, the owner wants to throw out Hasucha and Kindl-Klause. But BZ reports and the commitment of City Councilor Jochen Biedermann (Greens) save the 100-year-old cult pub: Hasucha is allowed to stay in the house on Herrnhuter Weg for three more years.
Then the shock in 2022: termination of the lease. When the caretaker asked for Hasucha’s key in September, he didn’t give it out. “They have to carry me out of here,” he says.
There is an eviction action. The hearing will take place in December. At the time, the judge asked the owner: “Isn’t there a possibility of an amicable settlement?” But he flatly refused: “We have already made other plans.” Even the plaintiff’s lawyer admits: “It hurts me that the hermitage has to close incredibly sorry and hurt in the soul.”
Because: The Kindl-Klause is a cult in the neighborhood. “We’re a real family,” says Hasucha. It is a second home for its regular guests, and the beer is still affordable.
But none of that helps. The judge has ruled: On February 28 at 10:30 am, Hasucha must hand over the keys to the pub that has been part of his life for so long.
He could still appeal. “But my lawyer said it wouldn’t do any good,” says Hasucha. The legal position is too clear. Hasucha sad: “Now only a miracle can help.”
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