More than 12 years have passed since the last working day of the cult coffee-beerhouse Taksim Tepe on Saborna Street. In fact, since August 30, 2008 the house has been locked and breaking down, until the arrival of the new owner, who is determined to revive it for a new life, but after its reconstruction, as its condition could not be repaired. There probably won’t be a club there, but many remember and will not forget the noise of Taksima, as everyone called it.
The building itself, which housed the iconic club, dates from 1860, and before that there was an old Turkish house, which burned down in a fire. After closing, it was abandoned and there were often complaints due to falling plaster.
According to the archives, it was owned by a famous Plovdiv architect, who sold it some time ago to a colleague from Sofia, and now it is being managed by another investor.
Taksim Tepe was most actively visited at the beginning of the century, when due to its attractive terrace with a breathtaking panoramic view of the center, Nebet Tepe and the North area it was preferred by Plovdiv residents and guests of the city. There was a well in the open space, and Venelin Draganov - a former employee of the establishment, specially provided footage of the interior in Taksim, including one of the cult frescoes in the bathrooms, created by Stara Zagora artist Rosen Kondarev.
His drawings were in a large part of the establishment. In order to reach the open space, the clients first went through antiques, which further contributed to the unusual and ancient atmosphere, so well corresponding to Old Plovdiv.
Today, the iconic beerhouse is already a memory, the house - demolished, and in its place will probably emerge either a hotel or a residential building. The working restaurants and cafes in the architectural reserve are becoming fewer and fewer and if you want to relax among the authentic houses, be sure to remember our articles about cafés and restaurants in the Old Town.