Saturday, June 7, 2008

Stockmann's in the Center Truly Is Gone...


For those of you who live--or have lived here--these pictures might make you think of an old "Wild West" Ghost-town type picture...


So dark... So empty...


So NOT reopening in that location.

It's very strange to enter the Smolensky Passage shopping center without Stockmann's!

(I took these pictures through the windows of the store).

7 comments:

Tina in CT said...

I'm surprised you could go in with it like that.

Did they relocate and open elsewhere?

I remember going into their grocery dept. with you and almost falling over when you relayed some of the prices to me!

HRH said...

That looks so sad and abandoned.

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness! this just makes life even tougher for expats....uuhhggg! that place was a money tree - i clearly remember (and was one of them for a while!) the expat wives who would purchase multiple buggy loads of food...i still shutter and what the final price they paid would have been...is there anything else left in smolensky passage? i also like novensky passage (or "oligarchsky passage" as jerry and i called it - priceyyyyyyy.....)

miss you!
jeannie

Anonymous said...

clarification: when i said "i like novensky passage" i meant like as in "like to laugh at the ridiculous prices", that is pretty much all you can do is laugh. i liked the fabulous window shopping, but i was never able to purchase anything, even if i wanted to (which i didn't). i am, however, guilty of spending $16 on strawberries at stockmann, the same ones that i just spent $2.99 on here in my local store (which is pricey b/c we are in the country!) literally the same package, lable, brand, all you can do is laugh, aaawwww moscow....

miss you!
jeannie

Christine said...

I'm sorry. It sounds like you really liked that store.

kate said...

Are you "truly gone" as well? When do you go to the US?

Vika said...

What do you mean gone? really gone? Oh dear. That used to be the place which we relied on to get stuff you couldn't get anywhere else - the end of an era I suppose. I write as an ex-Moscuvite of many years.... Love the blog by the way - it makes me less home sick or Moscow.