Much to the disappointment of some residents branch of Hema on Linnaeusstraat moves to a new building in East Gate. The old location is in October a Jumbo supermarket.
“The Hema on Linnaeusstraat must stay!” “Supermarkets are enough in and around East Gate ‘, and’ The Hema is indispensable to the area and settled here decades. Such are a few cries of protest against the departure of the Hema. In late May neighbors started a petition to preserve the settlement signed in 2913 times, but it was not to avail.
On Saturday, August 1st the transfer takes place, after which follows the move. First, the new location has yet to be rebuilt, as a spokesperson of Hema. “When the transfer is carried out exactly, it is not yet clear.” The branch continues into a building where an earlier Coolcat branch was now the CBK is located. The shop personnel moves along.
The reason for the departure is the size of the old building, in particular the magazine, says the spokesman. The new location has more retail space and the storage space is smaller. Furthermore, the property is cheaper. “The range in the store remains the same.”
The Hema-branch that 87 years at Linnaeusstraat was, by a group of local residents recognized icons in East. That departure creates commotion and emotions run high is “inevitable”, he said retail expert Erik Hemmes earlier. “People are attached to their own shop, especially if there’s been so long. But it went generally quick. ”
Besides the departure of the beloved Hema would be superfluous, the arrival of a new supermarket, find the protesting residents. Indeed no lack of supermarkets around east gate. But Jumbo affiliate here opens the doors fit better, found both Hema and Jumbo. In October, the district will thus have a supermarket are richer.