Osborne, the company that owns Anís del Mono and the symbolic building on the Badalona coastline, plans to diversify the uses of the modernist space by incorporating a new gastronomic center that, among other aspects, "will open the building to the sea".
At the moment, the Andalusian winery is negotiating the details of the remodeling with the City Council, although it has already provided a model of the project and has officially presented it to the mayor, Rubén Guijarro, and to the municipal Department of Urbanism.
Of the project, according to what municipal sources have revealed to La Vanguardia, the conversion of the walls of the old spirits factory into large glass screens stands out, so the building will completely modify its original appearance. The entrance to the interior of the new enclosure will be through one of these enormous glass walls, the largest of which will be the counterfacade where the Anís del Mono brand is now visible from the coastal promenade.
Another large open window will be installed on the side wall that now adjoins the basketball court. The privileged location will allow visitors to enjoy a splendid panoramic view of the Pont del Petroli, another of the symbols most appreciated by the people of Badalona and which is also in the process of being refurbished.
For the moment, Osborne has requested a municipal license to install a restaurant and a bar. In this last space, tastings of the products of the wine company will be carried out and, in particular, the production process of Anís del Mono will be shown.
On the other hand, the space of the large barrels that used to store the anise and other areas of the modernist building that the current guided tours still show the anisette production process that was moved to Andalusia more than a year ago, as well as the stills and other elements related to the elaboration and craftsmanship, will make up a museum space that aims to keep alive the history of one of the most famous elaborate spirits in the country.
For their part, Osborne sources only admit that they are working on "a joint project with the Badalona City Council" in order to provide the Anís del Mono factory with added value and "give it a cultural and leisure character that is benchmark in the city. At the moment they assure that "we are studying the feasibility of a project that will continue betting on Badalona, as it has been doing for the last 50 years".
For the Andalusian company, the century-old modernist building from the 19th century that housed the Anís del Mono factory “continues to be a very important asset” and they predict that “it will continue to be so in the future”. They summarize that "Osborne continues to bet on Anís del Mono and the city of Badalona, in order to value the factory."