The power of the number: hip business at number 13

There are a lot of nice things at house number 13. Happy coincidence or not?

They run all a matter of number 13: in bags, coffee or balloons with helium. © Wouter Van Vaerenbergh

Grain market 13

Manager Ilse: “The grain market was in the year 2007, some decayed and deserted, and number 13 was already ten years empty. At the marché aux grains 13 can you now eat, sleep and buy clothes.’

IJzerenwaag 13a

Tassenontwerpster Annelies Timmermans: “I had been looking when this property was produced. The location was for us the most important: close to the modebuurt, in a pedestrian shopping street, surrounded by beautiful things.”

Vrijdagmarkt 13

Diana and Brecht Studio Clear: ‘We fell eight years ago mainly for the potential of the then fully expire winkelpandje with attractive rent. Ideal for interior designers you stamp press.’

Small Market 13

Henry and Geraldine of St. Vincent: “The building didn’t fit with our initial plan, but we were in love with this old printing company and transformed them into this coffee shop-cum-concept store-cum-gallery. Everything here is, or depends on, is for sale, except the old cutting table in the shop window.’

Drukkerijstraat 13

Responsible public MoMu Klaartje: ‘On the side of the Drukkerijstraat is our educational studio with three large windows. It is fine that we are the creations of the children can show in the display cases, but also that passers-by can glimpse when they are at work.’

Eiermarkt 13

Gustav of Issey Miyake: ‘The house number is 13-15-17, and falls under the rubric of historic building ‘, the small and the large biecorff’. The complex was about thirty years empty and was severely dwindled. When the restoration was round in 1992, we have a few architectuurprijzen.

Riemstraat 13

Fabienne of party concept store Yay: ‘We chose a street with plenty of parking, so customers will not need to as they make their balloons with helium come to pick up. The interior walls remained rough, industrial appearance contrasting with our stuff.’

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