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Ravage roofless?

25 April 2008 - Demolition plans of the district threaten to deprive various idealistic enterprises in de Pijp of their building, users of Ostadestraat 233 warn in a letter. One of them is the illustrious action magazine Ravage, now appearing in the form of a webzine.

The district reportedly wants to build new houses on the site to fund the relocation of the Ostade Theatre, one of the users of the building. However, the theatre has joined the protest against the demolition of the building.

The building has been used for 25 years by idealistic enterprises. In addition to the theatre, these include a bicycle shop, an art paper, a carpenter, a printer, a stage designer, a recycling architectural firm, a graphic designer and webzine Ravage.

Residents and users of the building argue that demolition goes against the municipal policy to promote cultural 'breeding grounds'. They say that they and users of other buildings are "in an advanced stage of negotiations to preserve the buildings after the temporary lease expires".

A petition against the demolition has been started. The signatures will be presented to the district council when it discusses the matter on 13 May.

Action website (in Dutch). Photo from website

UPDATE - Council member Daphna Brekveld of Vereniging Oud Zuid (VOZ) has asked questions about the demolition plans in March. An answer is expected in May.


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