NYSE Euronext can’t marry Deutsche Börse. That’s good news for anyone interested in competition. And good news for the staff at both companies, which would have been axed by numbers.
As brought the news here in december 2011, Euronext will start a cafe on Beursplein 5. It has now been confirmed the bar will be run by Brasserie Harkema. However, there’s no permit yet to open doors to the public to sell the beers. Without it the bar would only be open for Euronext staff and traders and brokers working in the building.
You don’t need Harkema for that. Guess the permit won’t be such a big deal then. Anyway, I like the idea of having your beers with a stock ticker above the bar. Good for the oldskool atmosphere. This stock ticker is confirmed, as well as the name of the bar : Café 5. Too bad the website is already taken by another Cafe 5.
Opening per March 1st.