With La Imprenta Closing, The Belgrano Rumor Mill Churns

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A popular Belgrano restaurant and cafe has closed triggering speculation that a residential megaproject is in the works. iProfesional’s Patricio Eleisegui says La Imprenta Café & Bistro lowered the persianas permanently yesterday after twenty years of service in the barrio. The closing is the latest in a string of high-profile restaurant and store closures on the Belgrano block with a …

Startups, Seed Accelerators Gravitate To Palermo Hollywood

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Lights! Camera! Seed Capital! The path to becoming the next Instagram or Twitter may pass through perennially cool and increasingly tech-centric Palermo Hollywood. Silicon Valley Is Emerging In The Coolest Neighborhood In Buenos Aires is the headline of Fernando Gutiérrez’s report in today’s El Observador chronicling the recent influx of tech startups and seed accelerators in Palermo Hollywood and simultaneous surge in the …

VanityBA: Argentina Car Wash Owners Attack The Local Weatherman

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The local TV news is Argentina is not that much different from local news is other corners of the world: well coiffed animatronic figures reading off teleprompters, mindless banter between anchors, a sports guy who spews lots of cliches and a weatherman who is revered in the community. Who among us doesn’t love the 5-day forecasts they dispense on a …

Neighbors and Nightlife Peacefully Coexist in Punta del Diablo

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It’s the coolest beach in Uruguay, so locals are accustomed to the annual influx of twentysomething sunseekers and clubhoppers. But as the crowds have grown larger with each passing summer, so too have the decibels from the beachside boliches. Fortunately a new zoning plan has both Punta del Diablo locals and summer visitors moving at their preferred paces and beats …

96% Of Buenos Aires Real Estate Deals Use Unofficial Exchange Rate

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A new survey of Buenos Aires real estate agents, owners and developers reveals the overwhelming majority of deals in pesos are being closed at rates other than the official exchange rate. According to the report from Mercado and Reporte Inmobiliario, for those Buenos Aires real estate transactions where the buyer purchased a property in pesos, 38% closed using the intermediate …