Watch out, a new Tresor is coming. The legendary nightclub has finally found a new permanent location in Berlin. They won’t tell us precisely where it is yet, but they assure us it is “a fantastic location in the heart of Berlin!”
Tresor have a history of finding fine locations for their nightclubs.
Founded in 1991 in the basement of an old department store in East Berlin, the original Tresor club had a rough, apocalyptic atmosphere which has had huge influence over the style of subsequent German clubs. ‘Tresor’ means ‘vault’ in German and that’s what it was: raw concrete walls lined with hundreds of prized-open safe deposit boxes in lieu of decor.
Tresor is world famous for its parties, but also for the connections it forged in the nineties between the tough sounds emerging out of Detroit and European electronics. Tresor also spawned a record label releasing the likes of Jeff Mills, Robert Hood, and Underground Resistance.
The prime location of the original club bang in the center of a newly reunited Berlin was a venue highly prized by clubbers, but it was also a magnet for developers, and Tresor was forced to shut its doors in April 2005.
The old Tresor site is now up for sale.
"In the Cold War, it was the death strip, vacant lots, the buffer zone on the other side of the Wall," Gary Osen, spokesman for the property owners said. "It was possibly the most worthless property around."
Fabian Hüther, managing director of CB Richard Ellis in Berlin estimated the land would sell into the "hundreds of millions."
Tresor has since been in exile, holding parties at the nightclub Maria while they searched for a new permanent home. Now a new location has been secured, the wait is nearly over.