Moscow. November 12. Businessman Alexander Mamut confirmed that negotiations about the management of the Central children’s store (CDM) at the Lubyanka (the former “Children’s world”), owned by the company “gals-development” (“daughter” VTB).
“We would like,” said Mamut in an interview with TV channel “Russia 24” in response to a question about plans to manage the store.
Mamut and Yevgeny Butman – co-owners of the company Ideas4retail, whose World Hamleys (Hamleys franchise British) – anchor tenant CDM.
“The competence of the retailers to manage the shopping centres. The dream is to make a big fairy Palace, big fabulous store, as Gianni Rodari in “the Journey “Blue arrow” to the children, and especially their parents, enjoyed the time,” said Mamut.
“It’s a huge space you need to populate cheerful modern life, in which it would be interesting to young families who come here with children,” he added.
CDM in March this year, opened after years of renovation that cost structures VTB 8 billion. Hamleys World with an area of 6.75 thousand sq m has become Europe’s largest children’s goods store. It presents 1 million toys, for the New year will be 1.5 million, said Mamut.
Among other tenants they appreciate the children’s city of professions “kidburg”, stores the “Little lady”, “Rascals”, “Magic of childhood”, King & Soldiers, Salvatore Bersani, Tescoma, “Great Rus”, Kanz, Ilaria, Glam Junior, Acооla, “Orby”, “Gulliver”, Jacote, Sanetta, Tutti Frutti, Gioia di Mama, Silver Spoon, Pelican kids, “Voobrazila”, “I Will mom”, Mini moda, “Dance the world”, “Soon Mama”.