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Golden Pudel Statement On Fire
Christian Eede , February 17th, 2016 17:03

Esteemed Hamburg club says it will 'rebuild' following fire over the weekend. Photo courtesy of NDR

Hamburg club Golden Pudel has issued a statement following a fire in the building that houses the club over the weekend.

“We, the Pudel and Park Fiction, would like to thank you from our hearts for your sympathies,” says the statement. “The reaction in the past weeks and especially now after the fire has been massive. We have received messages of solidarity from Hamburg, the whole country, and from all over the world—along with ideas, visions and offers of help. All of this gives us courage and the hope of rebuilding the Pudel very soon. We hope to see you all soon at the club.”

The fire, which happened in the early hours of Sunday morning, swept through the (now closed) café above when there were around 150 people inside the club. The fire is being treated by investigators as a likely act of arson. The club is currently at the centre of a legal dispute between the building’s two owners, Rocko Schamoni and Wolf Richter, with the building set to go up for auction on April 20.