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No more bike makers in Sumatrastraat, what now?
The building where Bali and Sumatra meet is sold to a project developer. The Migrascope foundation, which supervised some twenty residents (mostly status holders from Eritrea), will have to do without this location beginning 1 July. Fortunately, residents have found housing elsewhere with the help of the Municipality.
That means that the workplace in the Sumatrastraat is closed. For many neighbors this was a welcome place where you could leave your bike for small repairs, combined with a chat with residents.
Is this service now lost for Archipel / Willemspark?
Maybe not! Migrascope has more branches in The Hague, including at the Pompstationsweg (behind the impressive castle gate of the former prison). We’ll try to set up a mobile workplace from here, with which repairs can be done at home. You email for an appointment and the bicycle mechanic will visit you! This is made possible in part by the Beer company (https://www.beerfietsen.nl/home) who makes a fantastic electric cargo bike available.
More information and appointments via Migrascope, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michiel Ottolander and Dick Niessing