Yekaterinburg gets 233 new retail shops in 2014

6 July 2015 (18:17)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, July 6, 2015. The number of retail shops in Yekaterinburg went up by 233 new units in 2014, including 95 outlets in newly constructed buildings.

According to the city council’s press service, Yekaterinburg’s trade sector is one of Russia’s most developed ones on the market. The city has more per capita shopping space (1,340 m2 per 1,000 people) than any other large Russian city, including Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

‘The Urals’ capital has a very extensive caf and restaurant network. There are 1,424 of them operating in Yekaterinburg at the moment, with overall room for 92,000 customers. 119 new cafs opened in 2014, so there are now 63.7 seats-at-the-table per 1,000 residents in the city,’ the press service says.

The city council reports funds from retail and restaurant chains constitute the most noticeable investment inflow in Yekaterinburg. 96 food chains and 747 non-food ones as well as 204 restaurant chains are currently operating here.

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