The building had many tenants, among them were Synod printing house and a market. In the late 19th century, industrialist Porokhovschikov ordered a new construction having given architect Robert Gödicke funds. That's how Slavyansky bazar (Slavonic bazaar) hotel and restaurant appeared. It saw many famous names – Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky, Arctic explorer Nansen and Chekov who loved the place. Bazar is said to be the first Russian cuisine place in Moscow. Its story ended with the 1993 fire. Now the building is shared by Boris Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater and Slavyansky business center.