However, after a long-term opposition between the government officials and merchants who owned the stalls and the plots of land on which they were located, in 1893 the grand opening of a new building of the Upper trading stalls took place. You can learn more about the GUM building construction on its site.
Nowadays it is an enormous boutique with hundreds of departments. Its one side overlooks Red Square and the others - picturesque old-fashioned narrow Moscow streets. It also houses the Gastronome №1 (a large food shop), some cafes, and occasional exhibitions.