The former department store Vroom & Dreesmann left a large building in the center of Haarlem behind, when the filed for bankruptcy. Until the new owners start to setup shop a new store concept is tested. Gather is ‘a platform for startups, young design talent and established innovatory top brands’ and it worthwhile visiting when you are in the neighbourhood.
Gather gives space to all forms of creativity. One of the local breweries, Uiltje, runs a small bar in the shop promoting their beers. The website Haerlems Bodem was given the opportunity to organise the music. For friday 29 july 2016 Jaap Kroon reached out to the Singer/Songwriter Cirkel Haarlem. SCH. The evening started with Maria Josephine followed by Jasper Schalks. Jasper had setup the Singer/Songwriter Cirkel Alkmaar from which the SCH got their idea… Third in the line up was Jurre van der Linden, who won Gitaarlem in 2015. Last but not least Anouk Slik took the stage. She is one of the driving forces behind the SCH.
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