Dia 36.line, the newest day restaurant of the popular chef Lauris Aleksejevs, has opened at Verde, the greenest office complex in Riga. It is open on all weekdays from 11:00 to 16:00, which makes it the most convenient place for business lunch not only for the staff of Verde tenants but also everybody else from the neighbourhoods of Skanste and Quiet Centre.
The new business lunch restaurant is 537 m2 large and located on the lobby level, or floor 0, of Verde’s building A. It has been designed in keeping with the overall Verde architectural style - bright spaces combined with natural earth-toned furniture and, of course, plenty of houseplants to give the restaurant a special "urban jungle" atmosphere.
The menu is designed to allow to enjoy and taste a wide range of dishes, both home-style and world cuisine recipes. Each day, the restaurant offers a new menu with 5 main courses (meat, fish), 3 side dishes (vegetables, cereals.), 2 soups of the day (one of them vegetarian), a salad bar and a dessert of the day. There are also set lunch menus and a wide range of non-alcoholic drinks - delicious coffee, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies.
Iveta Lāce, Commercial Director and Member of the Board of Verde, says: “At the new Dia 36.line restaurant, there is a great opportunity to eat delicious and healthy food prepared under the supervision of none other than the great chef Lauris Aleksejevs, in a high-end interior, but at democratic prices. Lauris himself now is in the restaurant every day - making sure everything is in line with the newly created 36.line daily restaurant concept, as well as serving the food himself to customers to hear their feedback and wishes first hand. There is no doubt that Dia 36.line will become not only a favourite lunch and business meeting place for Verde employees, but also for other residents of Riga.”
Dia 36.line also provides catering services at the Verde Conference Centre, offering a special menu. This gives tenants of the conference centre the opportunity to book and schedule coffee breaks, lunches and dinners for their clients and employees. In addition, corporate events, receptions, banquets and presentations can be arranged at the restaurant.
As previously reported, Verde is the first project implemented by Capitalica Asset Management in Latvia, which invested more than EUR 65 million in the development of the project. The general contractor of the project is Capitalica Industries LV, while the exclusive leasing and management partner is Colliers, the leading real estate agency in Latvia. To date, such companies as Swisscom, Decta, KPMG in Latvia, Swetch, Merito Group, Workland, Enefit, VIA SMS Group, Tietoevry, Dia 36.line restaurant and the Mollto cafe have become tenants of the office complex.
Verde (www.Verde.lv) is the greenest A-class office complex at the Skanstes area in Riga (R.Hirša Street 1a), the place opposite the Latvian Fire Fighting Museum, and the only A-class office complex the first stage of which was opened in the summer of 2022, and the second stage is scheduled for opening in the spring of 2024. The Verde office complex comprises two office buildings with a total leasable area of 30 000 m2 (45 000 m2 together with underground parking area). Verde has been developed in line with BREEAM Excellent and the nZEB (nearly Zero Energy Building) standards. The special feature of Verde will be incomparable greenery on 600 m2 large terraces with trees and plants on each of the buildings and green outdoor workspaces in the yard. Verde embodies its green thinking in a sustainable and contemporary architectural solution designed by Latvian architects Andris Kronbergs and Janis Zvejnieks (ARHIS Architects), applying Class A energy efficiency and smart building management solutions. SEB banka financed construction of the Verde office complex by granting a five-year loan of EUR 60 million to Capitalica Asset Management, a company of the project’s developer SBA Group.
About Capitalica Asset Management and SBA Group
Capitalica Asset Management (www.capitalica.lt) is an investment management company licensed and supervised by the Bank of Lithuania and is managing investment funds investing in commercial real estate in the Baltic States. The company is majority-owned by SBA (70%), one of Lithuania's largest business groups, and Andrius Barštys company Fox Holdings (30%). The company's bonds are listed on Nasdaq and the total assets under management currently amount to almost EUR 200 million. Capitalica Asset Management manages 4 funds. Capitalica Baltic Real Estate Fund I owns 4 properties: the Verde office complex in Riga, Žalgirio 135 business centre in Vilnius, Kauno Dokas business centre in Kaunas and Luizė shopping centre in Klaipeda. Capitalica Z114 Real Estate Fund - manages an office and warehouse complex on Žalgirio Street in Vilnius, where a new Class A business centre Sand Offices will be developed. Capitalica Green Logistics Fund owns 5 sustainable logistics buildings, three in Tallinn and two in Riga, and manages the new Capitalica European Office Fund.
SBA is one of the largest Lithuanian capital multi-business groups, operating in real estate, investment management, as well as furniture and textile manufacturing. The group employs around 5 000 people in the Baltics. Consolidated sales in 2021 amounted to EUR 404.6 million. SBA Group develops a high-tech village on Lielirbes Street as well as a residential quarter on Čakstes Street in Riga.