Yerevan has been undergoing major transformation as many parts of the city have been the recipient of new construction since the early 2000s, retail outlets (Burberry, Armani), restaurants, shops, and street cafes, which were rare during Soviet times, have multiplied. Its a very clean city! The metro is spotless!
If you look at the picts of North Avenue you will see that during the day it is empty but at night it comes to life with people just wandering up and down. On the night pics you will see there are very few lights on in the apartments above the shops. Only the very rich can afford to live here!