However, with the years, the fancy square got more and more run down, and completely neglected. It was then a center of crime, drug dealings, and call girls.
The situation changed when the new metro station was established in the square, and the square won a breeze of fresh air and a new start. Instead of the old stores that were here, big modern fashion boutiques settled in. In the square are also many commercial stores and cafes, and luxury hotels, in the style of the Imperial Hotel.