Mistakenly believe that only large and conveniently located shopping center within the Moscow Ring Road in Moscow alone - and that the "European".
Although located only one metro station away is the center of another giant - "Afimall City", which can be reached quickly and easily.
As the global crisis broke plans "Afimall"
The decision to build one of the most beautifulshopping centers in Moscow was made in the spring of 2008, but due to the financial crisis, the discovery "Afimall" had to be postponed until better times, namely - up to May 2011
However, the long-awaited opening was solemn, and attended by many Russian pop stars: Dima Bilan, the group "Factory" and "Band'Eros".
Unlike most of its competitors,complex is not located within the boundaries of the Moscow Ring Road, and is much closer - in the heart of one of the largest investment projects of the last decade, the Moscow International Business Center "Moscow City".
"Afimall" and is famous for its large-scale exhibitions: about 2 years on the 6th floor of the TRC was an exhibition of giant dolls. Now it has changed the exhibition "Titanic."
3 ways to get to the "Afimall"
To get to the shopping center by public transport, you need to get to the metro station "Kiev" (Filevskaya line).
Because it is the only branch that has branching, one must be very careful: with the same platform of the train go in the direction of two stations - "Kuntsevskaya" and "International".
In order not to mislead passengers, all the trains,who go to "Kuntsevo", do not declare, and if a suitable structure to be "International", it will say on the speakerphone, and write on the digital display, which is located above the track.
Trains to the "International" go largeintervals - on average expectation can load up to 10 minutes. After the "correct" the train has been selected, it can drive only one run to the station "Exhibition". But what! Unlike most of the stretch between the stations, the road will take about 7 minutes from the "Kiev" to "Exhibition".
But the rise of the subway is convenient - the station is designed in such a way that at the exit once you get to the shopping and entertainment center.
To get to the "Afimall" possible and by car - it is necessary to get to the junction, where the fuel dispenser (Third Ring Road) crosses the Krasnopresnenskaya embankment.
Private parking at the leisure center there, but the underground and to the surprise of many, paid. Parking in within 2 hours will cost $ 100 / hour, 3-4 hours - 50 rubles / hour.
There is a third way to get to "Afimall": on the train, which departs from Belorussky railway station. Suit trains following to Odintsovo, Golitsyno, Mozhaisk and Borodino, which makes a stop at the "Testovskaya" station.
Although the mall is located very close to the railway tracks, pass to it is not always easy - because of the ongoing construction projects in the "Moscow City".
By the way, "Afimall" is not only one of the most beautiful and nontrivial projects, but unfortunately investors, is also one of the most sparsely populated and unprofitable.
According to the developer, funded theconstruction of the center, "Afimall" daily visited by 20 thousand people, while the daily patency of the nearest (and in terms of scope and in terms of geography) rival, the SEC "European", is 130 thousand people.
Despite this, the news of the possible closure have not yet received a shopping and entertainment center.