Plans after the closure of Galeria and Kaufhof
Das could not be. The pensioner, who on Tuesday morning with his wife in front of closed doors Karstadt stands at the Zeil, shakes his head indignantly. Because of a works meeting, the branch will probably not open until around eleven o’clock, it can be read there. They drove here from the surrounding area to have a coffee, the two say, referring to the ticking clock in the parking garage.
The women and men who are negotiating their future behind closed doors this morning would probably like to have these concerns. The day before they found out that their house – unlike the Galeria location at the Hauptwache, which was converted at a cost of millions of euros – will close at the end of January, a year earlier than planned. As reported, the Galeria group is making Hesse a hard cut and closes almost every second location. At each of the two locations, the group is separating from one store, which, in addition to the former Karstadt store on Konstablerwache, is the former Kaufhof branches in Wiesbaden and Darmstadt. In Hanau, Limburg, Viernheim and Offenbach, the Galeria will disappear completely. Eight stores in Hesse, including the branches in Rhein-Main in Main-Taunus-Zentrum, in Mainz, Gießen and Bad Homburg, will remain.