Brazenly fake website advertises new apartments
“Coop Wohngenossenschaft” does not belong to Coop at all
For a few days now, a website has been advertising Coop cooperative housing. But the offer is not from Coop at all. The retailer will file a complaint.
Here next to the Swissmill mill, there are no cooperative apartments from Coop.
The website of the “Coop Wohngenossenschaft” comes in the typical Coop appearance. The logo is emblazoned on the side, the website is kept in the well-known shades of orange. It is said that 1000 new apartments are to be built on the Swissmill site.
Residents of the city of Zurich who are interested in a future apartment can get in touch. Anyone hoping for a nice cooperative apartment with a view of the Limmat will be bitterly disappointed. Because the offer is a fake.
Coop distances itself
In a tweet on Wednesday, Coop clearly distanced itself from the “Coop Wohngenossenschaft”. “We will take legal action,” a spokeswoman told Blick. It is not known who created the website. The retailer will therefore file a complaint against unknown persons. Because of unfair competition and infringement of intellectual property rights.
The origin could be a dispute that started last year. There were 15 apartments next to the Swissmill mill. However, the landlords were given notice last year.
Instead of apartments, Coop is currently building offices and laboratories for grain and flour for Swissmill. A second track is also planned. “The operational adjustments are necessary to secure the location in Sihlquai with its jobs,” says a spokeswoman.
Since living space in Zurich is already scarce anyway, the outcry was great. Two residential buildings were illegally occupied in May last year, as the online portal “Nau.ch” writes. Signatures were collected on a petition. It probably didn’t help much: the conversion is currently in full swing.
It is now suspected that the squatters at the time or those responsible for the petition brought the “Coop Wohngenossenschaft” into being. However, Coop actually found an amicable solution with the former tenants. They were allowed to stay longer and have now all moved out.