New Palermo Shopping Center Remains In Retail Holding Pattern

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, ba government, buenos aires events, lifestyle, real estate

The grand opening of the Distrito Arcos Shopping Center never happened as originally planned in December, and the fate of Buenos Aires’ first open air retail development remains uncertain, according to Clarin’s ARQ. Retail stores like Prune, Street, Tucci and Vitamina are all stocked and ready to open in the new US$60 million retail complex, but a government agency is …

VanityBA: Vinos de Lujo To Feature 300 Of Argentina’s Best Wines

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, lifestyle, vanityba, wine & vineyards

Late spring in Buenos Aires is prime time for two of the country’s best sporting events: polo watching and wine tasting. The Abierto is underway in Palermo with the usual suspects from Ellerstina and La Dolfina dominating, and polo’s ultimate pairing returns to the Alvear Palace next week. The 2013 edition of Vinos de Lujo sponsored by ICBC will feature over 300 …

One-Year Moratorium Imposed On River Plate Rock Concerts

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, ba government, buenos aires events, creative class, lifestyle

September 27, 2013 will be remembered as the day the music died at the Estadio Monumental, the largest venue for sporting events and concerts in Buenos Aires. The City of Buenos Aires’ Government Control Agency (AGC) just slapped a one-year moratorium on all “events and shows” at the 67,000-seat venue, because of the unauthorized sale of alcoholic beverages during an …

Winning Design Chosen For New Montevideo Antel Arena

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, creative class, culture, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

The City of Montevideo will soon have a state-of-the-art arena for concerts and sporting events when the Antel Arena opens its doors to the public in 2015. An important step in the design process was taken yesterday when the winning architectural proposal for the US$40 million facility was selected by a panel of judges including Rafael Vinoly and Giancarlo Mazzanti, the …

Buenos Aires To Host First-Ever Lollapalooza Argentina

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, creative class, lifestyle, tourism

Lollapalooza, the popular annual music festival created by Perry Farrell over twenty years ago, will expand its South American presence next year with a two-day event in Buenos Aires. Lollapalooza Argentina will take place April 1 and 2 at the Hipodromo in San Isidro, a wide open green space in BA’s northern suburbs and one of the largest thoroughbred race …