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Antwerp fresh market Criée reopens after transformation

Only a few supermarkets grow into true icons. Yet that is what the Antwerp market Criée has done if you ask the townspeople. After a summer transformation are the resident craftsmen in a new framework.

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With the reopening of the Criée is a dream come true for owners Achiel and Mary White. That first was in 1967, in the covered market as vegetables and fruitleverancier. “Instead of soon to retire, I wanted to Crieé new foundations,” says the 67-year-old The White. ‘So the Crieé also for the next generation, meaning keep it as a place where people with real artisans and exceptional products.”

With the craftsmen, refers to The White on the two expert butchers and poulterer-wildspecialist together a whopping 66 meters verstoog fill. The three companies have decades of a great reputation, something that will not change under the management of Achiel De Witte.

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The covered market building near the Antwerp Central railway station dates back to 1903 and was after a fire in 1984 and rebuilt. The past few years, found a Spar, lodging, today reopens the Criée if Delhaize subsidiary.

Fresh Market Criée

Of Schoonhovenstraat 21 & Van Wesenbekestraat 24, 2060 Antwerpen

Open from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Monday.

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