New 14 oz. location at Haus Cumberland, photo: Franz Brück
New 14 oz. location at Haus Cumberland, photo: Franz Brück
 

12 Dec. 2011

14 OZ. TO OPEN SECOND STORE ON BERLIN’S KU’DAMM

After the unofficial announcement of real estate company Jones Lang LaSalle about a month ago, Karl-Heinz Müller himself now unveiled his plans to open a second store in the Western part of Berlin. Last week saw an exclusive preview event in the new location at Haus Cumberland on Berlin’s legendary shopping mile Kurfürstendamm.

In fall of 2012, the second branch of Müller’s 14 oz. multilabel store is to open its doors on 600sqm to the public, “probably we will already manage to open in September,” Müller said. The offer will include men’s clothing and womenswear by authentic brands such as Woolrich, Nigel Cabourn and Denham the Jeanmaker.

With the location of Haus Cumberland, 14 oz. chose a highly historic building. The house was built in 1911/1912 by architect Robert Leibnitz as high-class boarding house, but never came into such use, but instead served as a Grand Hotel and later as facility for cultural and administrational institutions. 2012 will see the complete renovation to give space to premium retail, a restaurant and luxury apartments.

With the opening, the managing director of Bread & Butter wants to set a sign in bringing the two different parts of Berlin together – the rough and urban part of East Berlin where the first Berlin 14 oz. store is located, and the post-war and bourgeois West Berlin atmosphere in the Charlottenburg area.

Haus Cumberland owner, Dr. Thomas Bscher, remarked the positive sign to open the branch in the Western part of Berlin: “We are happy about this investment at Kurfürstendamm - this is an important support for Berlin itself but also for this part of the Kurfürstendamm.”

Responsible for the planning of the interior will be Berlin-based company S1 Architektur-architects Ansgar Schmidt and Henning Ziepke that already designed the East Berlin spot, and ten years ago, together with Karl-Heinz Müller developed Bread & Butter where they also were in charge of the architectural department.

Sabine Kühnl

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