Yekaterinburg lacks quality shopping space, Systema says

Yekaterinburg municipal council coordinated a meeting with the local management companies on the abundance of shopping space in Yekaterinburg.

Yekaterinburg Consumer Market Committee reports the city is expected to have 1,500 square meters of trade areas per every one thousand dwellers in 2010. These data were presented by Deputy Mayor Viktor Konteev, who said that the city felt a certain shortage of offices and logistics centers at the moment.

The meeting participants said they also felt a need for more inexpensive shopping areas and complained the city’s infrastructure was apparently incapable of fitting in large new buildings.

‘Yekaterinburg is not likely to have too many shopping malls in the near future; on the contrary, there is some unsatisfied customer demand for good quality shopping space. What we need is to make sure that every new mall is better than all of its existing counterparts,’ said Director of Systema Management Company Alexei Karavaev.

According to Yekaterinburg Consumer Market Committee, Yekaterinburg provides shopping facilities for nine million consumers from Perm, Chelyabinsk, Tyumen, and Khanty-Mansiyskiy Autonomous Region.

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