Maximus is a set of 5 huge warehouse outlets (from A to E) in Nadarzyn, some 25 kms south-west from Warsaw, at the busy road E67 linking Warsaw with Katowice. It was opened a few years ago and has become a good shopping place for people both living and visiting Warsaw. During the weekend it's open in extended hours, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.. It has great parking lots that can accommodate many visitors.
Mainly it's a merchandise outlet, with fashionable clothes, shoes and decorative materials. Grocery and appliance stores as well as electronics are less represented here.
It's not only a warehouse like place, the set of stores are well organized along the alleys that have their own names. The hall A and B is linked with an overhead passage that houses a Turkish restaurant. Every main alley has promotional offers during the weekends. There are temporary stands with fresh food and drinks.
The food comes from private producers and is based on traditional recipes that Poland is very famous for. Traditional kielbasa and other meat products are represented here in variety that is second to none. The fresh smell of smoked kielbasa and home made ham can attract even well fed visitor.
Amongst temporary offers there's a great selection of drinks with various content of alcohol. From light beers based on fermentation of honey (5 percent of alcohol) through stronger drinks based again on honey and alcohol (13 percent of alcohol) up to variety of stronger drinks that are made of mixing fruit juices (or only fruits) with almost pure 98 percent alcohol, all variety of fruit tastes fortified with alcohol are represented here. All the products are made by small businesses that traditionally have been making these goodies for long years using old fashioned recipes, some of them as old as a few centuries ago.
There's growing concern of consumers that all these products may soon forever disappear from the shelves due to all rules and regulations that Poland has adopted once becoming a member of European Community.