From our apartment, it is about 3/4 of a mile to the large mall. Imagine our surprise when we found a sign that read, “Food Court” where the restaurant area was. There were a couple Russian food shops, but there was also a Subway, Burger King, McDonald’s, and Sbarro in the Food Court. And before you ask, I don’t know why the entrance to the food court was written in English. There are a number of American Fast Food shops around Ufa, and even a couple KFCs.
The mall was very nice, clean, and modern. On the first floor were a number of food stores. Some stalls sold fresh beef, others sold chicken, others sold fish, still others sold vegetables, and some sold eggs. No stall sold more than one commodity. If you want a variety of foods, you go to the stall that sells that particular thing. Then, like any mall in America, there were a number of clothing stores, mobile phone stores, and shoe stores on the second and third floors.