Barely three weeks after brasserie De Meet was declared bankrupt, the popular business reopened its doors on Saturday with new operators, David De Smet and Inge Van de Vyver. They already operate De Boshoeve in Stekene.
“It has been an intense period to find a new operator after the bankruptcy as quickly as possible,” says Wim Van Duyse of the consortium of sports clubs. In 2015, they entered into a concession with the municipality to operate the brasserie. However, four weeks ago the then operators threw in the towel.
“As a concessionaire, we had weeks of negotiations with the curator and the municipality, but also of an intense search for a new operator that matched the wishes of the sports clubs. We are happy that we can now close that period and are hopeful for the future of De Meet,” says Van Duyse.
Inge Van de Vyver and David De Smet did not miss the opportunity to take over the business. “We are happy that we can take on this new challenge,” says Van De Vyver. “We had been looking for an additional business for some time and we grabbed this opportunity with both hands. Together with our team, we will make De Meet a pleasant and friendly business where both visitors and athletes are very welcome.”
From now on, the brasserie will be open seven days a week, even in the summer when there is much less activity in the sports hall. Once again you will be able to enjoy a pleasant meal with a choice of a small brasserie menu and a daily lunch. Athletes are pampered more with an extensive drinks and snack menu until the late hours.
There is also an extensive local beer menu where the local breweries 4KNT (Stekene) and The Musketeers (Sint-Gillis-Waas) offer their range.