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  • Berliners are fighting for their right to late night convenience stores
  • Berliners are fighting for their right to late night convenience stores
    Franklin Heijnen, Creative Commons (2016) ©
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Why do Berliners love the corner shop?

Berlin’s beloved spätkaufs – late night shops that can be found on every street corner – are an essential part of community culture, but stricter regulations may see them close on Sundays and bank holidays. How are Germans fighting back? And why do they hold such a dear place in people's hearts?