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02 April 2015

Opening of the Central Children’s Store at Lubyanka

On March 31, 2015 the developer of the project of reconstruction the Central Children’s Store at Lubyanka street, Gals-Development company, has performed the grand opening of the legendary “Children’s World” store. Among 1000 guests of the ceremony (and their kids) were the Mayor of Moscow Segey Sobyanin and the President and the Chairman of the Board of VTB Bank Andrey Kostin , and the management of ZAO General Directorate Centre (technical controller of the project since 2012). During the reconstruction builders and designers aimed at preserving the original appearance of the building: they maintained its spatial structure and dimensions, restored original tiles, arched windows of the facade and balcony. According to the Mayor of Moscow, "Most importantly, that you managed to restore and reconstruct as much as could be, and this was an enormous volume of work”. Today, the Central Children’s Store is one of the largest stores of such type in the world (its total area exceeds 73 thousand square meters). It hosts 112 stores and ten free-of-charge entertainment interactive zones, including the "The Hamleys World» department store, “Kidburg”, "The Dinosaur Show" and many others.

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