The seven new owners of d’Oude Pastorie in Hulste invited the residents on Monday evening for a first acquaintance. “The number of visitors of more than 200 people was much higher than our expectations,” according to the initiators.
In mid-September, it became known that seven Hulste entrepreneurs had joined forces to purchase d’Oude Pastorie, right next door to the Hulste Church. Their plan is to breathe new life into this distinctive gem and create a place where one can relax or simply enjoy an activity in a unique setting. Businessmen invited the residents of Hulste to get acquainted first: apparently a bull’s-eye.
Looking for a little nostalgia
“The number of visitors was way above our expectations with over 200 visitors, much more than expected. Young couples, Shiro, seniors, seniors, artists: excited and interested. They were curious to explore the comfort of the parsonage in search of a little nostalgia And chat over a warm bowl of pumpkin soup or a soft drink, says Bert Decever, a consultant at SASConsult.
“There’s a future in it, that’s for sure.”
It also had the opportunity to submit proposals and put forward suggestions and ideas. “The group of artists immediately thought of a gallery because the space is there. Others thought of all kinds of intimate workshops and concerts, incorporating the garden into activities, lectures, and a space for children,” says Burt.
“It’s a perfect addition to the vibrant vibe that Hulste has. A place where young and old can find their way. We want to continue to support the importance of the strong social fabric in the thriving village of Hulste. The fact that this is also literally under the church tower provides the icing on the cake. We look forward to seeing What we can do with the residents: “There is a future in it, that’s for sure,” says Patrick Clerhout of Povidrev Clerhout and councilor.
In addition to Bert and Patrick, other entrepreneurs are Ward Demeitner of the metal and concrete manufacturer Construx, insurance broker Karel Six of Kerkhof and Six NV, Ward Finch of Wijnhandel Finch, Pascal van den Hend of the timber trade of the same name, and Christoph Wallis of the same name. Timber trade of the same name. Agristo potato product.
“We are all Hulste and do so entirely from our own domain. A personal commitment that we desire, wherever possible, to involve our family. Our different backgrounds, combined with a desire to make something beautiful out of it, seem to us to be our greatest asset.”
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