This 2-story commercial building is located in the prime shopping and pedestrian/tourist area of Calle Larga and Benigno Malo.  Currently, an upscale art gallery, this building has a first-floor gallery and retail space, a large upstairs studio work area, a small office, a bodega (storage room ) and two bathrooms.

Located on one of the busiest streets in Cuenca, in a new, award-winning designer building, this retail space is ideally suited as a clothing store, speciality shop, a cafe, or as an art, jewelry or high-end hand-crafts gallery.

The 1,937.50 square foot building (180 square meters) is located in Casas del Cipres. The building recently won first and second prizes in design from Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura and the first prize for “New Building Construction” from the Municipality of Cuenca.

The retail space is perfectly situated on the high-traffic street, Calle Larga, only blocks from the city center and Parque Calderon. Calle Larga is known for its fine restaurants, museums, markets, and shops and also has stairways leading to the Tomebamba River and its waterfront — a popular area for locals and visitors alike.  Floor to ceiling glass-front doors and windows make the first floor light, airy and welcoming and easily visible to pedestrians and motorists. The social bathroom and small office are also located on the first floor.

The building has a large, metal security gate for safety at night. Public parking lots and street parking are available.

The second story studio is reached by an indoor staircase that is adjacent to the gallery. A small landing before the stairs makes a perfect display or advertising area on your way to the upstairs. This second-floor studio/workspace could easily be turned into an additional retail merchandising area, a large office, or extra seating for a restaurant or cafe.  There is a second bathroom on this floor.

This exceptional and valuable commercial real estate property in one of Cuenca’s best locations is listed at $270,000.

Monthly expenses are available upon request.