Are you wondering what’s special in a grocery store that am writing a blog post about it? Eliseevsky store at 14, Tverskaya Street in Moscow is one of the oldest stores in the city. It was built as part of a historical building and opened to the public in 1901. It’s actually named “Gastronomia Eliseevsky“.
As the history goes, Grigory Eliseev wanted to setup a store that would marvel Muscovites during every visit. And when it opened, the decor and the excellent architecture put every other building at that time to shame. With the excellent fretwork, crystal chandeliers, gold coating and more, Grigory had not left anything to chance.
When it came to the products the store kept, you could get everything including ham, milk, caviar, oils, breads, wines of various kinds and more. Many of the products were sourced from various countries. Now that must have been a legendary achievement especially considering the difference in infrastructure between today and more than 110 years ago.
Today, the store continues to attract it’s fair share of tourists and shoppers.
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