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Veldstraat find new breath: New stores, but now we have to make work of reconstruction
Ghent is finally back in the right direction with the Veldstraat. The most famous shopping street of Ghent had a lot of vacancies, especially on the side of the Koophandelsplein. But now is for one of any empty building a new store found. “Only we must now have priority of work of the approach of that street. It is shameful how there was a” economieschepen Sofie Bracke (Open Vld).

It has a time bad looked for the Veldstraat. Especially the piece of street on the side of the Koophandelsplein groaned under vacancy. Today is not resolved, but it is certainly going in the right direction.

On the corner with the Hoornstraat open ‘soon’ a waffle - and ijshuis, under the name Dolce and Banana. “We are hoping for mid april to be open,” says manager Salah Edine Ouail. On the other side of good news. In addition to the Esprit, which used to be the C&A sat, is a Stradivarius. The renovations for the arrival of this fashion brand are in full swing. A little further in the direction of Koophandelsplein there is even better news. There open this weekend a new shoe store. Of Hair on Saturday, march 30, to 50 pair of shoes for a value of 29.99 euros for free to the first visitors. That is there to play drums, at 10 am.

Further, there are still things to rent. To brillenwinkel Grand Optical, and later at the former H&M in addition to the Panos hang "for rent" signs. Fnac will soon be departing to later in the Veldstraat are withdraw to take, on the upper floor of the former C&A. Also, the building on the corner, where for many years Tommy Hilfiger was, able to rent. And then there are the corner building on the other side in the Zonnestraat, where handtassenmerk Delvaux since the Second world War it housed. That is still empty.

“But for all the buildings is in the meantime a new tenant is found, all we may the names of these is not releasing,” says economieschepen Sofie Bracke. “Only for the building of Fnac, we are still looking.” In Delvaux would be a well-known brand, and it is even said that Tommy Hilfiger would be. However, that is not confirmed yet. What are the names in the other buildings, remains secret.

“so, It's finally back in the right direction with our Veldstraat,” says Bracke. “Only the filling of the stores are not sufficient. I will soon be working together with the dean of the Veldstraat and The Line to the future of that street to discuss. She is miserable, and it really is embarrassing. The Line is responsible for the reconstruction of the tram tracks and the cobblestone around them. We want there to be an urgent matter. Also the environment Koophandelsplein deserves an upgrade. It is therefore high time to our shoulders.”

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