The ‘Steentjeskerk’ (Stone church) has been sold. Entrepreneur Harrie Kolen had been discussing the former museum’s sale with the city for a while, but now it is a done deal, according to the Eindhovens Dagblad.
Neither party wants to report the sale price of the building. The price may be higher than market value. They still need to dot the i’s and cross the t’s before Kolen’s natural stones company can move into the Steentjeskerk. The development plan may need to be changed first.Kolen would like the Steentjeskerk to remain a partially public building. There would still be room for exhibitions in the new setting. Kolen’s natural stones company is currently located at business park De Hurk. Former Museum Kempenland moved into the Steentjeskerk in 1984. Last year, it merged with Historisch Openluchtmuseum and moved to their site. The city had been looking for a potential buyer since.