The STIB, the exploitant of the subway network in Brussels, has decided to reopen the station Clemenceau only as 'exit' last weekend. A week before, the station was even entirely closed ! We do not know how long this uncomfortable situation will last, but it's clearly not having a positive impact on our markets. A filmcrew of BX1, the local TV-station for the french speaking population in Brussels, has made a movie last weekend. Abattoir is still insisting for a complete reopening of this station, and, additionnally, for structural investments to create a better access to the other metro station named 'Delacroix'. Take a look the movie here.
On Thursday 21 April, we are pleased to announce Djette Mademoiselle Luna as special act on our weekly afterwork party called 'Boeremet'. This famous belgian DJ is also animator at Radio Contact. Enough garantuee for a great evening at Abattoir. Doors opened from 5 pm. Invite your friends, colleagues or neighbours by the clicking on our facebook-event !
The management of STIB, the Brussels company for Public Transport, informed us today that they will not be able to open the metrostation Clemenceau this weekend. It seems that there is not enough staff to organize this station. Despite repeated requests from us, they keep this station closed on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April. Only metrostation Delacroix will be opened from the side of the Birminghamstreet. This is very sad news for our markets and for all the traders and visitors. We ask our clients to take into account this new, but temporary situation.
Update 12/4/2016 : new videos from Brusselnieuws.be and BX1
Abattoir did a remarkable action today on its' markets. A shuttle was organized between the subway Gare de l'Ouest/West Station and the market. A touristic train has been rented for this purpose. A success, it seems. Look at the videos made by the French and Flemish Belgian television by clicking on the images below. For those who like to use the shuttle, we repeat this action tomorrow between 8 am and 2:30 pm. Just come to metro Gare de l'Ouest! It's for free...