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Former Byrrh building becomes BE-HERE


2021.02.09 - The Byrrh  building in Brussels is a witness to the region's rich industrial past. Byrrh, a cinchona-flavoured drink, was a tonic wine which was considered to be good for the health. First sold in pharmacies, it quickly became a very fashionable aperitif wine, but went out of fashion in the 1960s.

The City of Brussels Public Social Welfare Centre (CPAS/OMCW) acquired it in 2007 and decided to develop a "centre of urban economic activities" there. This project, BE-HERE, has two objectives: to offer facilities to companies in order to develop in the Brussels Region and to create jobs.

BE-HERE is managed by Brussels Business Hubs ("2Bhub" for short), which is dedicated to economic, social and local development through hosting, launching and supporting economic activities in Brussels.

Today, visitors can find about twenty companies there, active in sustainable food, the circular economy, the social economy or cultural and well-being projects.