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Galeries Lafayette will close in Berlin at the end of 2024

After 30 years, the only German location of the Galeries Lafayette department store chain in Berlin’s Friedrichsstraße is finally coming to an end.

The lease with property owner Tishman Speyer, which expires at the end of 2024, will not be extended, according to a statement. That the lease expires at the end of next year has long been known, Galeries Lafayette had worked on a continuation of the lease unfortunately without success. Thus, the center of attraction for many visitors all around the globe closes its doors forever.

The employee representatives have already been informed – the approximately 190 employees will now be supported in the best possible way.

Negotiations are already underway for a new use: Berlin’s Senator for Culture Joe Chialo would like to house the Central and Regional Library in the building designed by French architect Jean Nouvel.