Norilsk trade: sugar cockerels and cigarettes by piece

Norilsk trade: sugar cockerels and cigarettes by piece

July 25, 2023

In 1943, when they began to build the modern part of Norilsk - Gorstroy, at the corner of the first streets Sevastopolskaya and Monchegorskaya, a residential building was built, which at first bore the "construction" address - Gorstroy, 10.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. On its first floor there was a new grocery store – the first in this part of the city. It also did not have its own name. It was modestly called the shop No. 11, and then grew up and became a store No. 6.

The premises were small, and therefore it had two departments in the neighborhood: there was a small vegetable department in the courtyard, and next to the wing stretching along Monchegorskaya (now it is Kirov street), a small building of the bread and milk department. That building, by the way, was a copy of the same building on Bohdan Hmelnitsky street, where the Nature pet store was located for many years.

In the 1940s, a small spontaneous bazaar gathered in front of the store No. 6, where they sold various little things: sweets, sugar cockerels and cigarettes by the piece.

In 1967, the grocery store No. 6 was refurbished and became the first self-service grocery store in Norilsk with a universal assortment of goods.

In the mid-1980s, a three-story building with the store was demolished, and two nine-story buildings grew in its place – Sevastopolskaya, 9, and Kirova, 5.

In the History Spot’s previous publication, we recalled the Komsomol members of the 1950s: after the first serious snowstorm, many romancers ran away from Norilsk.

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Text: Svetlana Ferapontova, Photo: Nornickel Polar Branch archive

July 25, 2023

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