Former Escada Boutique To Become A Chinese Grocery

The new Spring/Summer collections were recently unveiled at Buenos Aires Fashion Week, but one prominent German designers’ former Recoleta digs will have a decidedly more pedestrian look and feel for 2013. Like Zegna, Hermes, Ralph and Louis; Munich-based Escada pulled out of Buenos Aires earlier this year leaving a prime boutique at Alvear 1444 vacant and available for aspiring fashionistas …

Buenos Aires Megabarrio #49 Moving Closer To Reality

After being rejected by political opponents on two previous occasions, we’ll soon find out if the third time’s a charm for Solares de Santa Maria, a megabarrio mixed-use development that would rise on one of the last remaining waterfront parcels in Buenos Aires. IRSA continues to seek city approval to build what some have referred to as The Puerto Madero …

New Metrobus Line Will Transform The World’s Widest Avenue

Buenos Aires rush hour traffic descended into total chaos Wednesday night when a transformer exploded in Palermo. Local news coverage immediately focused on the gridlock along BA’s widest and most famous avenue, 9 de Julio. Alleviating that daily commute chaos is one of the local government’s priorities and makes our list this week of transformative urban planning projects in Buenos …

Downtown Buenos Aires Becoming A Pedestrian’s Paradise

In our continuing five-part series this week of transformative projects in the City of Buenos Aires, our focus shifts to the heart of Downtown or the Microcentro where more streets are being converted to 100% pedestrian only or pedestrian-friendly zones. For decades, Florida and Lavalle have been two of the most attractive and popular streets in downtown Buenos Aires for …

Arcos del Gourmet Will Bring Open Air Shopping to Palermo

A marathon session of negotiations between city and federal officials in Buenos Aires resulted in eleven major residential, commercial and mixed-use projects receiving legislative approval to commence auction, destruction, construction or in one bizarre case permission to continue construction…legally. The strange case is a massive new shopping/dining complex being built on a highly coveted, yet long abandoned, strip of real estate separating Palermo …