Natalija Charitonova, general director of the Jelijevskij store, told state news agency TASS that the network that manages the institution would “cease cooperation in April”.
He said talks were underway with several potential new partners, but Russian state media quoted a statement from a shop representative that it would close on 11 April.
The administration did not respond to AFP’s request for comment.
Users of the social network have been complaining for several days that the showcase and space between them are empty under the shining chandeliers of Jelisejevskij.
According to a report on state television Rosia last week, the shelves of Jelijevsige are empty: it was unseen even during the war or economic downturn after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The store is located in an 18th-century building on the iconic Tevar Street, a few hundred meters from the Kremlin.
Founded in 1901 by wealthy businessman Grigory Yelisiev, this food hall was a favorite of the nobility because of European wines, exotic fruits, and cheese.
When the Soviet Union came to power, the institute was renamed Gastronome NR. 1 “; It was rich in scarce foods even in times of deficit.
Like in the past, today, customers are served on the luxurious campus by employees wearing stunning white and burgundy uniforms.
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