Former Escada Boutique To Become A Chinese Grocery

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, culture, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate

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

Patrick Archer aruba, ba government, buenos aires events, lifestyle, real estate

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 …

Buenos Aires Office Space Costs 50% Less Than Sao Paulo

Patrick Archer aruba, average prices, competitiveness, real estate

This according to a new report from Colliers International analyzing the average cost of prime office space in major Latin American markets. The average price of Class A office space in Buenos Aires is US$29 per square meter or US$2.77 per square foot placing BA third in Latin America right behind Bogota¬†(US$33 per m2 or $3.06 per square foot) and …

Mejor en Bici Program Growing Thanks to Corporate Initiatives

Patrick Archer ba government, lifestyle

The City of Buenos Aires has made giant two-wheeled strides to embrace the culture of cycling, primarily through the Mejor en Bici (Better by Bike) program. The ongoing expansion of Mejor en Bici concludes this week-long series of transformative urban planning projects in Buenos Aires. Mejor en Bici has created an extensive network of free bike rental stations and bicycle-only …

New Metrobus Line Will Transform The World’s Widest Avenue

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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 …