Vegas is Russia’s largest retail-entertainment center with a total of 480,000 sqm (134,731 sqm of retail space). Located at the intersection of Kashirskoye Shosse and the Moscow Ring Road, this center is one of the most substantial next-generation projects on the global retail real estate market.
Vegas is the first and remains the only theme-park shopping mall in the country, as it incorporates a park with extreme rides and attractions. For the first time an 18-meter observation wheel and 19-meter drop tower in the center of an ice rink have been built inside an enclosed retail complex.
On the approach to Vegas, one gets the impression of a terraced suburban landscape, with the pond (0.6 ha) and helicopter pad occupying the lowest level.
The complex is unique in its design and form, built in the shape of a large arcade – five enormous glass cupolas and a central atrium soaring 25 meters high and rounded out by a large dome spanning 90 meters by 60 meters. The visitor flow, three-level approach ramp and parking for 7000 cars were designed by an American architecture bureau.
The nightlights of Ginza Street are blinding even at mid-day: here one finds boutiques appealing to even the most sophisticated consumers. Bazaar Street dazzles with its colorful and comfortable Eastern flavor. Fashion Avenue and Gold Street provide aesthetic gratification for connoisseurs of high fashion and jewelry. Food Stop, the cafe and lounge zone at Vegas, occupies 9000 sqm.
There is no better place for buying, selling and haggling than an Eastern bazaar. The split-level labyrinth of Bazaar Street begins with a lounge zone comfortably lined with divans and wafting with the aromas of fresh-brewed coffee and hookah. This is a place for looking, leisurely deciding, and then enjoying.
The conceptual design of Vegas – an unprecedented and stylish combination of different cultures coupled with 3D navigation and unique trajectories for moving about the three levels of the complex – creates is an unforgettable experience. More than 7000 original lighting elements, including the artificial night sky, and a special audio system (channeling selected playlists to specific sectors of the complex) completes the concept of thematic zones, experienced through visual, sensual and contextual adventures into these exotic realms.
The tenants of Vegas include renowned international and Russian companies, with anchor tenants accounting for more than 70,000 sqm. In total Vegas hosts more than 400 stores, a 9-screen multiplex, 50 restaurants and cafes, a fitness center, home appliance and electronics centers, grocery supermarkets, an indoor theme park with extreme rides (5000 sqm), a 5D cinema and major retail operators.
The atmosphere of European shopping centers is also to be found at Vegas along a kilometer-long strip showcasing world-class brands: H&M, Gap, Bershka, Zara, Top Shop, Calvin Klien Jeans, By Malene Birger, Lady&Gentlemen CITY, Snow Queen, Karen Millen, Tommy Hilfiger, New Look, Levi’s, Pull&Bear, Stradivarius, Mango, MAC, Lacoste, Oysho and many others.
In April 2011, Vegas was named the winner of the Moscow Commercial Real Estate Awards.
2011 in the nomination for Large Shopping Center, and Crocus Group was named Developer of the Year, thanks in part to the success this project. Held each year, the Commercial Real Estate Awards are an important and prestigious event that reflects the opinions of professionals in the commercial real estate industry.
In June 2011 Vegas was named a finalist in the European Shopping Centre Awards ICSC in the category New Developments: Extra Large.