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Fire Alarm Shuts Berlin’s Tresor ::

Reported by Olly @ Trackitdown on August 20, 2007

Fire officials forced German superclub Tresor to temporarily close for both nights last weekend, after discovering a bureaucratic protection-problem with its central fire alarm system.

Tresor chief Dimitri Hegemann told Skrufff he’d learned of the issue on Friday afternoon, though being outside Berlin, had been powerless to fix it in time.

“My secretary Nicole told me at 2.30pm, I tried to arrange everything and to talk to these people by phone but no-one was available, it was Friday,” said Dimitri.

“The authorities told her they’d take Tresor’s license away entirely if we opened, so I decided around 10 pm to keep the club closed for the whole weekend.”

The club re-opened this week for John Acquaviva as normal and Dimitri said he expects everything to be fixed by the end of the month, revealing additional big plans for using the rest of the gigantic still semi derelict power station.

“Next week we start developing the art space,” said Dimitri, “It’s going to become the biggest club chill out zone in Europe.”

Jonty Skrufff and Fidelity Kastrow’s night was one of the two events affected by the closure and have since rescheduled two more dates at Tresor, the first of which is on Tuesday October 30 (the following day being a public holiday in the area),If you came down last Friday night, please email your full names to by 5pm Monday (August 20) and we’ll make sure you’re on the guest list for next time.

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