"Fantastika" ("Fantasy") is the largest shopping and recreation center in Nizhny Novgorod and Nizhny Novgorod region. The first stage of "Fantastika" was opened in 2006, and the second stage was launched in 2007. The key retailers operating the first two stages of the shopping center are "OBI" DIY home improvement and construction retailer, and "Metro" Group hypermarket "Real". In December 2008 the third stage of "Fantastika" was launched extending the total floor space of the shopping and recreation center to 160,000 sq m.
As the manager of "Fantastika", "Stolitsa Nizhny" Group offered to Nizhny Novgorod residents and visitors a new type of a family oriented shopping center combining shopping and entertainment. The shopping center is a home to over 210 stores including leading fashion retailers "Inditex" Group ("Zara", "Bershka", "Pull&Bear", "Stradivarius", "Oysho"), "Topshop", "Karen Millen", "Bata", "Mexx", and others. "Fantastika" hosts a "Cinema Park" 8-screens multiplex, a "World Class" fitness club, "Crazy Park" children's entertainment center, a bowling, a tailoring shop, a dry-cleaner's, travel agents, banks, beauty salons, a food court for 900 people, many cafes and restaurants. In the shopping center's atrium there are a musical water fountain and a professional class concert stage where many Nizhny Novgorod's and Russia's famous musicians have performed.
"Fantastika" is a "Stolitsa Nizhny" Group's contribution to Nizhny Novgorod territory improvement and development. The shopping and recreation center changed the social and economic pattern of "Verhniye Pechyory" district. It created about a thousand jobs; and people living in the neighborhood can now go for shopping and entertainment near their homes.
"Stolitsa Nizhny" Group won the regional "Investor' 2007" contest in "Development" nomination for construction of "Fantastica" shopping and recreation center.
In 2009 "Fantastika" shopping and recreation center became the winner in "Large Shopping Center" nomination of the Commercial Real Estate Federal Awards.
The same year "Stolitsa Nizhny" Group was awarded the first prize in "Retail Real Estate" nomination of FIABCI-Russia contest "Best Development Project in the Russia's Real Estate Market in 2009" for development of "Fantastika" shopping and recreation center.
In 2011 "Fantastika" shopping and recreation center was listed in "Russia's 100 Best Shopping Centers" rating prepared by the Guild of Property Managers and Developers.