Bitter Pills started five years ago in order to give the queer locals a living room, with everything from quiz and karaoke to författarsamtal and the book was released. But the 31 may close the Lotta Nordlander and Anna Classon down the popular tavern.
" I am very sad. It feels awful, like a separation. I know that we will be missing in the Stockholm queervärld. Today, however, is it too hard to push anything inside the town for small operators, " says Lotta Nordlander.
is the constant alignment after complaining neighbours.
– It is very tedious when you know that after 21, or if it laughed a bit high, so will the neighbors down. Now it has happened so many times that we can not conduct our business as we wanted to from the beginning.
Nordlander and Classon ran the previous queerbaren Roxy at Nytorget, and noticed even then how tough it was.
" We understand that people want to sleep, but it is absolutely absurd to have tvättstugetider on the pavement cafés of Stockholm. People who choose to live in an inner city ought to be prepared for things like traffic and a more vibrant night life.
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rising property prices in the Södermalm district.
– It is impossible to operate a business inside the town if you can't add hundreds of thousands of dollars on a market-driven rents, designated smoking areas, and soundproofing. The result is that Stockholm feels like a small town.
In the summer they continue to push skärgårdskrogen the Battery on Rindö, and Bitter Pills will guest perform at the sommarklubben the Garden in anticipation of the new premises.
" The only positive is that we are probably going to be the long-awaited, once we open up something new. The town seems not to go, but the suburb is the.