The first ever Russian shopping centre Mosmart has opened in the north east district of the Russian capital on the Yaroslavl highway. As a Rosbalt correspondent reports, this has been announced by the press office of the Moscow administration. The shopping centre was entirely built by Russian businessmen, who invested a total of USD 30 million in the centre.
The shopping centre has a total area of 16.5 thousand square metres and contains more than 50 thousand different goods. The centre includes a launderette, a dry-cleaner's, a photographer's, a pharmacy, a beauty salon, a currency exchange and a children's room. There is also an underground car park accommodating up to a thousand cars at a time. There are plans to build 8-10 similar shopping centres in Moscow over the next few years, 2 of which will be opened by 2003 and the rest to be opened in 2004.