Many downtown Karlsruhe retailers are frustrated. Because there are many construction sites, they are doing bad business.
Some stores are already closed. Now comes the next. Because of the construction sites in Karlsruhe, customers stay away. The Timberland branch in Karlsruhe also feels this and derives its consequences.
Karlsruhe city center will soon have one less store
Because the owner of Timberland gives up. The clothing store closes after 47 years. It has no future. It’s time for the operator. He has been running a Timberland store since 2000. Prior to that he ran another clothing store.
But the retailer’s age isn’t the reason for abandonment. It’s much more frustrating. It is from the Corona period and from major urban redevelopment. Because in the center of Karlsruhe there are currently one construction site after another. This has consequences, because the flow of visitors is greatly reduced.
Downtown is not attractive
Karlsruhe city center has become unattractive to many people as a result of the conversion. This is a criticism of the Timberland operator. Earlier it was different. Many people come to Karlsruhe because of the beautiful city. But now stores are closing in droves. Meanwhile, the city center lacks good accommodations and good attendance. There are hardly any places that invite you to stay. This is how he continues to express himself.
And it’s not just construction sites that are a problem. Because this also makes driving to the city by car more complicated and lengthy. In the past, many clients from the Palatinate came to Karlsruhe and visited the Timberland branch. But now they are going elsewhere. Timberland has a significant drop in sales. It’s about 30 percent.
For the owner, the situation has no alternative. Like many before him, he is closing his shop. The store probably won’t be empty for long. Because there is already a new tenant. The merchant reveals this. However, no details have been announced yet.