Healthy and delicious food is an integral part of not only a high-quality life but also a productive working day. As it develops a range of additional services, the Verde office complex has signed an agreement on long-term cooperation with Lauris Aleksejevs, a well-known chef in Latvia. As a result, EUR 600,000 will be invested to open a day restaurant of new concept, Dia 36.line, at the office complex soon.
The new Dia 36.line day restaurant, which will be operating as a cafe and snack bar, will be 537 m2 large and located on the ground floor of the Verde A building. Its design is created by Veronika Novika, adjusting it to the overall architectural style of Verde – light premises combined with furniture in natural earthy colors, and of course, very many indoor plants, creating a special “urban jungle” atmosphere.
Iveta Lāce, Verde Commercial Director: “An A class office is unthinkable without an excellent caterer, and this is exactly what Dia 36.line restaurant will be. We are hopeful that it will be popular not just with our tenants, but also with residents of the Skanste neighborhood and Riga’s quiet center.”
Dia 36.line is scheduled to open already this summer. The restaurant’s daily menu will be dominated by seasonal products, including fish, meat, fruit, berries, and vegetables, with special attention paid to making nutritious meals for vegetarians and vegans.
Lauris Aleksejevs, owner and Chef of the 36. līnija restaurant: “The decision to open the new Dia 36.line restaurant at Verde, the most advanced office complex to date, has been carefully weighed over a longer period of time. We have been working hard to develop its concept by combining all cutting-edge elements – sustainable nutrition trends, tasty recipes, high quality service and modern design. We are looking forward to the restaurant’s opening as we are ready to not only cater to a couple thousand Verde employees every working day but to also serve food and drinks on the spacious 5th-floor terrace which offers a charming view on the quiet center”.
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 manager of the construction process is Notus Developers, a subsidiary of SBA Group, the general builder is construction company Velve, and the exclusive rent and management partner is the leading Latvian real estate agency Colliers. To date, such companies as Swisscom, Decta, KPMG in Latvia, Swetch, Merito Group, Workland, Enefit, VIA SMS Group, Tietoevry and Dia 36.line have become tenants of the office complex.
Verde (www.Verde.lv) will be 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 will be commissioned in June 2022. 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. In the competition "Sustainability in Architecture, Construction and Design 2020", Verde was ranked among the most sustainable projects, and at the BREL Forum 2022, Verde was voted Project of the Year both by the jury and people. 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.
About Capitalica Asset Management and SBA Group
Capitalica Asset Management (www.capitalica.lt) is an investment management company licensed and supervised by the Central bank of Lithuania and is managing investment funds investing in commercial real estate in the Baltic States. Capitalica Baltic Real Estate Fund I, managed by Capitalica Asset Management, owns office complex Verde in Riga, the business center 135 in Vilnius, the business center Kauno Dokas in Kaunas, and the shopping center Luizė in Klaipėda. Capitalica Z114 Real Estate Fund currently manages an office a warehouse complex and plans to develop a new A class business center on Žalgiris Street in Vilnius. Capitalica Green Logistics Fund owns 4 logistics complexes – two in Tallinn, and two in Riga. The controlling stake (70%) of Capitalica Asset Management is held by SBA Group, one of the largest Lithuanian business groups, and another 30% is owned by A. Barštys' (CEO of Capitalica Asset Management) company Fox Holdings.
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 in Riga, as well as a residential quarter on Čakstes Street.