Monday is normally a great day for cafe Boerenhol in Geraardsbergen, because you will get uitbaatsters Katrien a lot of marktgangers on the floor. “Because it's a bright morning it was, I also had the tables in the garden set up. The promised, after all, a busy day," says the 28-year-old café owner from the shore. As always, she turned to 9 o'clock also the door that gives access to the garden terrace of the café. “Most customers come through the alley to my café. The alley close to the Market and parking The Cardigans.”back door barricaded
Great was her surprise when she noticed that the back door barricaded with a large wooden plate. “Stadsarbeiders were working on the alley to clean up. The close, they had top and bottom closed with a nadarhek which no one could pass. I immediately called my friend to hear or sometimes he was aware of this work, but he also knew of nothing. I then took contact with the municipality, but in the afternoon I still had no answer. I understand that the city is the alley clean want to keep, but that must now necessarily be on a Monday?”, ask Katrien.
I have a whole morning with my fingers are turning. At a certain moment there were only four customers in the café. That had a whole detour made in order to for me to get.She Katrien Masfranckx
The woman could be the customers on the fingers of her two hands to count. “I have a whole morning with my fingers are turning. At a certain moment there were only four customers in the café. That had a whole detour made in order to for me to get. A lot of regular customers stayed away. Understandable, because who the nadarhek to the side and pushed back through the alley to come, risked oiled shoes and clothes from the spray of dirt", sakkert Katrien.Bad timing
Ships of Public Works, Veerle Mertens (CD&V) regrets the timing of the work. “Stadsarbeiders last week started with the cleaning of the alleys. We want this legislature to focus on. About these works is, however, no communication is sent. That this just now the Boerenhol was closed, it is a sad coincidence. It is a wise lesson that I'll take with me into the future. Our traders are indeed important for the city and that we want as little as possible inconvenience to deliver”, responding ships Veerle Mertens.