This year, three Brussels projects are among the 15 finalists of the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation. Abattoir's FOODMET with URBAN FARM is one of those projects. This prize rewards urban innovations that benefit citizens’ prosperity and quality of life. Vote online so Brussels can win the Online Popular City award. Besides the jury, the public can vote online for “the city with the most innovative projects”. Vote for us !
Friday 11th November is a national holiday and most belgian citizens take a bit profit of quality-time. For our ambulatory merchants and storeholders in the FOODMET, it is working day ! They wake up early in order to get every client duly served on our markets. They create each week one of the most popular and pleasant markets in Brussels at the Abattoir. Bring them a visit this weekend ! It's opened on Friday 11 November from 7 a.m. till 2 p.m. You'll find plenty of products at amazing prices. If is does not fit tomorrow, don't worry. There is also market on Saturdays and Sundays, same hours!
Till the end of October, our weekly afterworkparty is going on every Thursday evening. But from November, we change into another rythme with only two editions per month. Save the dates and don't miss any of our Boeremet-parties : 10 & 24 November, 8 & 22 December. During the month of January 2017, there will be NO Boeremet (winterbreak). We'll be back on 2 & 16 February 2017. But let's focus on our next party on 10 November. The Brussels Firefighters will sell their annuel calendar for a good cause. Doors opend from 5 p.m. at Abattoir
We have recently started selling re-usable shopping-bags and cotton net bags. They offer an alternative for the plastic bags which will soon disappear. Our strategy is to gradually introduce the ban in due respect of our traders' interest. At a second stage and if necessary, our intervention will be repressive. The fruit and vegetable traders were the only ones left not to be touched by the ban so far, but as of this month this will change and become effective on our Friday market. As of 1 November, the ban will also prevail on our Saturday market. As of the 1st of January 2017, plastic bags will no longer be tolerated on all our markets...
The objective of the RegioStars Awards is to identify good practices in regional development and to highlight original and innovative projects which could be attractive and inspiring to other regions. A Jury selects 23 finalists as Europe's most outstanding regional projects. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 11 October in Brussels, during the RegioStars Award Ceremony.