Next to the police tower in the city center you can visit Local Store. It is located at the back of an old mall, shaped like a hive. For more than a decade there has been talk of the demolition of this outdated building where most businesses are leaving. Not Local Store, no: it’s determined to revive the thing!
The concept of Local Store is as simple as the name; they use and sell mostly local products from Antwerp added with local products of small producers abroad.
If I take a look at the extended counter it is always difficult to choose between the salads, pasta and soup… should I order bread or cereals? What do I eat here and now, what can I eat tomorrow and take out? Do I sit in the comfortable Chesterfield or at the long table, oh wait the sun is shining, maybe I’ll take a yellow chair outside. I cannot forget to buy a plant and some olive oil before I leave… Aaah, choice stress, it’s all too attractive and tempting.
No problem there, Local Store is open every day; I just have to come back tomorrow!