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CSIC BUILDING: Sold to a US investment fund Photo credit: CSIC

MINNEAPOLIS-BASED investment fund Castlelake purchased the Spanish National Research Council’s old headquarters on Almeria City’s Paseo for an undisclosed sum.

The Ministry of Defence acquired the building last year, ceded by Hacienda as compensation after the Ministry made over properties to the Junta de Andalucia.

Earlier, Almeria city hall passed up the opportunity of buying the building when the current mayor was Urban Development councillor.

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The new owners will convert the building into apartments although David Martinez, Castlelake’s Spanish director was unable to say when rehabilitation would start. “That’s something that has yet to be decided,” he said.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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