Lovers of ribs know already since year and day the road towards ’t Hespekotje along the Heistlaan. Every Thursday offer owners Marc Degroote and Sabrina Steyaert they à volonté for 10 euro. The concept is a huge success and attracts a weekly full room.
On april 22, close the case along the Heistlaan however, final the doors. The reason is as striking as sin: a dispute with the landlord. The owner, a Dutchman, refuses to invest in the dilapidated building and now wants to offer it for sale. “A few months ago the water pipes in the room jumped. The owner withdrew thousands of euros from the insurance, but doesn't want a new floor laying. He puts the money rather in his own pocket. We are still sitting on a temporary concrete surface. In other places there are problems with the pipes. As tenants we would himself have to pay for the costs. For us that is unacceptable. Especially because the rest of the building has defects. Reliability is no question,” says Marc Degroote.