MAASTRICHT. At the beginning of March, the sport's cafe in the UM Sports complex will reopen its doors. Rivazza, which is the new name, will be the first tramezzini shop (small Italian rolls) in Maastricht. For the time being, it will be open every day from 10:00 to 20:00 hrs.
Halfway through October 2017, Time Out went bankrupt and since then there was an avid search for new operators. They have been found: Marcel Hommes and Ron de Heer, who also run the Villeneuve restaurant on Sint Pieter. “They have great refreshing ideas, they made the best impression,” says director of the Student Services Centre, Pascal Breuls, who took on the help of an agency for his search.
Rivazza, which is named after a bend on the Grand Prix circuit of Imola in San Marino, stands for Italian, modern, healthy, young and sporty, Hommes explains. “We are targeting the sportsmen and -women, mostly young people, but also the staff members of the university hospital, the university and surrounding offices. We will serve, among other things, all kinds of Italian rolls, obviously also tramezzini, smoothies, organic beers and good coffee. The latter comes from Blanche Dael. We will start off with cold dishes, many of which will be vegetarian, or vegan. Should there be a market for hot dishes in the future, then that will also be possible.”
Prices won't deviate from the “more up-market lunchrooms,” Hommes ensures.