Student - February 1, 2015

Unitas back 'home'

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Roelof Kleis

Unitas youth club wants to go back to old home on the Generaal Foulkesweg. Problem is, the building is too big, so the club is looking for other tenants to share it with.

Unitas rented this building until 2009. Now it is desperately seeking a new home after its period in a former party centre on the Industrieweg in the Nude came to a sad end. Residents opposed the presence of the youth club from the start and raised objections to the license. The license was refused both in court (2013) and by the Council of State (last year). So in May Unitas decided to look for another roof over its head. The old location is not necessarily ‘the best or the only’ solution, says Unitas chair Diks. ‘But it is a realistic option which we would like to look into. It would also be nice to be able to help out other ‘homeless’ clubs.