SAMVEL ALEXANIAN DENIES RUMORS ABOUT BUILDING ANOTHER SUPERMARKET IN DOWNTOWN YEREVAN

/ARKA/
31 May, 2012
YEREVAN

YEREVAN, May 31. /ARKA/. A parliament member from the governing
Republican Party, Samvel Alexanian, denied today rumors that in lieu
of a building in downtown Yerevan that used to house a market selling
agricultural goods he will erect another Yerevan City supermarket.On
May 27 workers resumed dismantling of the roof of the building that
was suspended in March. Alexanian bought the building known as Roofed
Market from another MP businessman, Gagik Tsarukian, earlier this year.

'The place will be a market selling agricultural goods,' Alexanian
told the reporters today.

"We will do everything possible to restore the roof that collapsed
and give it the old look. I do not destroy, I build," Alexanian
told reporters.

On Monday, a civil initiative "Save the Roofed Market" organized
a protest action against the dismantling of the building, which is
included in the list of architectural monuments of Armenia.

The Ministry of Culture and Yerevan Municipality has set up a joint
commission to examine the situation around the building and develop a
comprehensive proposal. The building was erected in 1952 by architect
Grigory Aghababian.