Stockmann's Department Store at Smolensky Passage has been forced to close--perhaps temporarily. Basically, they're having a disagreement (I'll say!) with their landlord and the landlord cut off all the power for the store! You can read more about it here.
Wow... This is really going to set off wailing within the expat community... While I never did all our shopping there, it was nice always knowing that it was my store of "last resort" when I couldn't find desired western groceries. I wrote about how time-consuming grocery shopping can be here; I'll miss the convenience of Stockmann's central store! (The Stockmann stores at the mega malls are unaffected).