About the host Rik Verhalle
Rik studied architecture and is a city guide in Eindhoven. Every month he shares a tip.
This time Rik takes us to a relatively unknown part of town: de Hurk. An industrial area in Eindhoven where Fashion Tech Farm, Plan-B and YATVA, shake things up. This week's tip is YATVA. And in case you haven't figured it out yet: YATVA is an acronym for Yetunde & The Vintage Alternatives. On to the vintage Walhalla!
One of the most striking faces of the Edisonstraat is the British Yetunde Olusanya. Travelling through Barcelona in 2005, she fell in love with a Dutchman and moved from London to Eindhoven. After being involved in the redevelopment of London's East Side, she took her chance in Eindhoven and started her own vintage empire, called Yatva, Yetunde & The Vintage Alternatives. A gigantic vintage store combined with a restaurant, where you can order Jacket Potatoes and other typical English dishes.
Yetunde, with her vintage store, hotel, hairdresser, uh ... empire, managed to create quite a buzz Woensel-West. However, she has spread her wings and managed to get a new great spot in Plan-B. With the slogan 'the space for creative entrepreneurs' she is perfectly at home there. Have you never been to de Hurk? Then you have no excuse. Let's visit YATVA!