The “Eliseevsky store” was opened in 1901. At first it was the palace of Russian princesses, then there was a literary salon, and at the end of the 20th century the building was bought by the millionaire Grigory Eliseyev. Eliseyev’s shop sold different products such as tea, coffee, delicacies and wines.
Now the assortment of the shop also consists of food and drinks. Besides the usual cash desks, there are counters where you can buy, for example, cheeses and delicacies. It is obvious that the current owners are trying to emphasize on the 19th century decor.
Tourists quite often visit “Eliseevsky store” to admire the columns, the stucco molding and gilding. For locals it is a usual supermarket with a usual set of products. I personally find Eliseevsky store attractive for its high ceilings and broad aisles between racks.
By the way, it is possible to buy souvenir chocolate with aspects of Moscow, or honey in a pot in the form of a nested doll (‘matryoshka’).