Pyongyang’s oldest department store undergoing facelift, photos show
Following prominent Daesong opening, activity also resumes at East Pyongyang Mall
The oldest department store in the North Korean capital, centrally located near the city’s main square, is set to receive a facelift and possibly other renovations, recent photos obtained by NK Pro show.
Pyongyang Department Store No. 1 (평양제1백화점), while frequently featured in state media as a model shopping center with politically-significant roots, has until now remained largely old-fashioned in appearance both on the inside and out.
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