CaixaBank Weights Up Solutions For Isabela Gourmet Market

18/02/2014 – ExpansiónPro

One year. This is the period of time the Isabela Gourmet Market lasted at 3 Paseo de la Habana in Madrid. (…).

Situated in the strict financial district of Madrid, the 4-floor building was founded by businessman Carlos J. Zapata Montes and his wife, Isabel López, who invested €31 million in converting it into the greatest catering center of the entire capital. (…).

Known as Mercado Isabela, the complex closed its doors in May 2013, leaving its tenants in fire of debate. Among them, the chef Joaquín Felipe who was forced to shut his restaurant down and CaixaBank that granted the mortgage loan to the object developers. (…).

They hired the Requena y Plaza architect´s studio for the transformation of the 3.000 square meter building into a luxury tapas center. It embraced 40 restaurants, highly specialised in sushi, seafood, tempura batter, rice, croquettes, hamburgers and wild meat, a market similar to the San Miguel one, also located in Madrid. (…).


Original article: ExpansiónPro (S. Saborit)

Translation: AURA REE