On 5 September, the HEMA store on the Kruisstraat will close its doors for good. The entire contents and all the staff will move from Kruisstraat to the former V&D and later Hudson’s Bay building on Verwulft. The new store opens on 14 September.
It seems the Dutch brand has taken a liking to the monumental building in the centre of Haarlem since it opened its temporary outlet store at the Verwulft back in May (read more about that here). The outlet has now closed to make preparations for the opening of the new HEMA at the former V&D building on 14 September.
Initially, the store will only occupy the ground floor, with plans to also expand to the first floor at a later time. HEMA will not take over the restaurant on the top floor and does not rent the entire building.
This new ‘big’ HEMA will remain there for the time being, at least for a year, until there is more clarity about the future of the monumental building.
It is thought that a Jumbo supermarket may be built in the vacated HEMA building on the Kruisstraat.