Distrito Arcos: BA’s First Outdoor Premium Outlet Opens In Palermo

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, foreign investment, franchises, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, vanityba

It was announced three years ago and ready to open with retail stores fully stocked and decorated several months ago, but political opposition and legal obstacles put the grand opening on hold. Now Distrito Arcos, Buenos Aires’ first outdoor premium outlet mall, is finally open to the public following the grand opening ceremony on Thursday. An appeals court ruled in …

Where Is The Best Place To Open A Business In Buenos Aires?

Patrick Archer average prices, competitiveness, franchises, real estate

The Mall or Main Street? Santa Fe or Shopping? Callao or Centro Comercial ? These are the questions posed in a detailed analysis of the many options available to investors looking to open a retail business in Buenos Aires. While malls trump Main Street 70/30 in countries like the US, having a storefront on a prominent avenue or pedestrian street is more …

Why Good Franchises Are Great Business for Argentina

Patrick Archer entrepreneurs, foreign investment, franchises

This time last year we posed the question if more Argentine franchises would find success abroad. Now we have an answer. The Art of Exporting Franchises in La Nacion singled out Havanna as one of the few Argentine business models that has translated to foreign soil. While Argentina is often associated with great generics like beef, leather, tango and the Patagonia, franchise experts believe there …

Wendy’s Returns to Argentina This Year

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, foreign investment, franchises, us companies

The White House may be giving Argentina the cold shoulder today, but we can take comfort knowing a familiar redhead will definitely pay us a return visit this year. When the Wendy’s in Argentina rumor mill kicked into high gear during the last quarter of 2010, we started to have Cuadrada Cravings. Fortunately today we have confirmation of the franchise …