4.9.20 / Berlin / Germany

Hospitality Helps: Michelberger’s Restaurant Turns Into a Pop-up Market

When the going gets tough…

The global response to this pandemic has been mixed, but, surprisingly, there’s one industry that is continually finding ways to stay strong and contribute: hospitality. Among all businesses, hospitality was one of the hardest hit for obvious reasons, and a few weeks ago there was a looming dread over those within it. There’s still uncertainty, but many have done what they know best—what drew them to the industry in the first place—which is to provide support, comfort, and openness for others. We’ve seen amazing results, from unique delivery services, to free food for hospitality workers, to hotels transforming into makeshift hospitals. Here we spotlight one of the initiatives we’re happy to see in our community:

The Michelberger hotel has been a hotspot in the Berlin hotel scene, but with a sudden shift in traffic, it’s become a beautiful but vacant space. So starting today, they’ve decided to changing things up. The hotel restaurant is now serving as a small grocery store, where people can buy organic produce (sourced from their own suppliers and partners), ready-made food from the kitchen and bakery, a full wine list, and a selection of essential supplies for the home. There’s a check in window where you order your items, and a check out where you can pick up the items collected by a staff member (you can even grab a bite or coffee while waiting), prioritizing both safety and efficiency. When even the simple task of getting groceries has become difficult, it’s the kind of initiative that might make peoples lives just a little bit easier and a little more normal.

Michelberger Market will be open Thursday through Saturday from 15:00 – 19:00. Follow @michelbergerhotel for updates on daily offerings.

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