"Palace of Wonders" kicked out of Millenáris Park
Popular interactive science playhouse given six weeks to vacate state-owned hall in rent dispute.
An exhibit demonstrating lightening at Budapest's Csodák Palotája.
Budapest's "Palace of Wonders" (Csodák Palotája) - the interactive playhouse for children and young adults focusing on science and technology - is moving out of its premises in Buda's Millenáris Park after the state-controlled non-profit company that owns the building decided to rent out the hall to a different tenant, daily Népszabadság reports.
The popular attraction, which has resided in the location since its inception more than seven years ago, is being forced to leave because it could not meet demands for a higher rent during negotiations for a lease renewal.
The operators - Csodák Palotája Nonprofit Kft. - were given a six-week notice to move out of the building by landlord Millenáris Nonprofit Kft, which declined to comment on allegations that a well-connected entrepreneur is eyeing the space occupied by the attraction.
Kata Mizda, the chief executive of Csodák Palotája Nonprofit Kft., said she's still looking for a new home for the attractions and plans are afoot for a reopening in December-January.