It has been 3 years since the last nonsense was said on Het Himmelric’s balcony. At least, in a café in Hasselt and not in Sint-Niklaas… But that’s changing now, because on Wednesday the legendary business of the now-deceased Mimmo de Noy will reopen with new operators Jürgen Cauchor (49 years old) and his daughter Kylie (22).
The Hemelrijk café on the street of the same name has been empty for nearly three years. Famous café owner Memo De Noy died suddenly of heart failure on January 12, 2021 at the age of 61. Within twenty years, he had expanded the café into one of the most popular beer cafés in Limburg and the surrounding area, with several hundred beers on the menu.
Previous visitors can go there again from Wednesday. “We made it more fun than before,” say Jurgen and Kylie at HBvL. “Our goal is to make it a nice place where you can drink delicious coffee from 10 a.m. Or, for example, come here after work for a beer and a nice chat.
At ‘t Hemelrijk, Jurgen and Kaylee will serve cocktails and “heavenly tapas bars,” among other things. The beer list is limited to about 40 options. “What we also want to do differently is to hold the shows in the back of the store. All kinds of music will be discussed, but also comedy, for example,” Jurgen and Kylie conclude.
(Photo: Karel Himmelrigks)