Earlier this week I went to see @yannick about possible spaces he’d been hearing about. There are two:
- Near Roi Baudouin metro. Ground floor: a 9 x 5 m open space, good as office/coworking. Next to a (Flemish) café! First floor: several apartments, overlooking a park. Being renewed now. The person to talk to is the man who runs the café, Christiaan.
- Near Simonis metro. Ground floor: bar. Upper floors: a youth hostel, which is not faring well and will probably move out. The complex has its own courtyard. Well connected by metro. I think this will be impossible because the bar will be loud at night. However, I met the guy who runs it, Jyve, and he says he’s looking for spaces and would love to help us, both with finding the space and finding someone to run a café in it.
Yannick and Jyve both said that Northwest Brussels (Jette) is the place to be, still cheap but starting to become more lively and interesting.