Clásica y Moderna, once frequented by literary figures, closes

#3
A major cultural meeting Point. Have attended poetry readings, cafe Concert, Opera Arias solos, violin and chamber music... A great loss..
 

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A half million pesos in back rent. A fundraiser might be possible. But, ultimately, the profits a bookstore like this can make dont match up with current rents.
 
#7
El Molino closed and much was written about it. Then it fell into extreme disrepair. Years later it was restored (I think the city paid but I am not clear about this or who is owner now). I don't think it has reopneed. Maybe someone can update me on this.
 
#8
https://www.clarin.com/ciudades/cer...pionero-palermo-todavia-soho_0_1WGVtlYKI.html

Palermo Soho has been decimated by the economic collapse . I have lived in this area for over 10 years and have never seen so many shops empty and no consumption . The first famous cafe of the neighbourhood on Malabia and Costa Rica Janio has closed its doors after 20 years of business . The realtor is asking 295,000 pesos to rent this . ¨Can someone here explain to me how can a business make money with these exhorbiant costs . When you calculate services, employment costs, food, wastage there would be little change from 800,000 pesos fixed costs a month . To recoup this selling coffees and milanesas is impossible and more so now as so few people are eating out.
 
#10
This news is a true loss. What a special and unique place. I hope it’s only temporary.
I don't hold out any hope that it will be temporary: look what happened to Cafe Richmond. I used to go there from time to time The city had required the new owners to leave some vestiges of the old place so I called in after the conversion to see what they had done. I only did it once for, who wants to go into a retail store to look at some old tables and chairs? It wouldn't surprise me if even that little corner gets swept away - if it hasn't been swept away already. And don't mention Cafe Retiro!
 
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