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Cashel Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to see this great area coming back. Easy access to places good seating a multitude of amazing shops. People are smiling again

Thank WilsonFamilyNz
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Visited on Tuesday 22nd May. We went search for the container shops and were disappointed they were nolonger there. I guess for the locals things are getting back to normal and a new shopping centre will open on this spot soon.

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Before the earthquakes this street was lined with charming Victorian and Edwardian frontages. They all fell down and killed people. Then we had some years of it as a no go redzone. Next we had the quirky container mall which was fun. This has been...More

Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Unfortunately the container mall has been deconstructed, and Cashell Street is just another street in Christchurch. Not sure that it is a tourist attraction or activity as such.

Thank MarkKristie
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

70% of the buildings are destroyed in the earth quake Basically whole city is rebuilding It is sad The containers mall are no longer there They are rebuilding new buildings Everywhere are constructions after constructions Cashel street however are the most modern part of christchurch...More

Thank DJLengYein
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Good place to stop for coffee, food trucks and souvenirs. Ititally build as temporary housing for business after the earthquake by arranging large shipping containers.

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 6 May 2018

I haven't been into Cashel St. & surrounds since the earthquake. I missed the shipping container shops while they were there but they have now been replaced by new & boring buildings just like everywhere else. Now no character, high prices & no need to...More

2  Thank Iwashere2
Reviewed 6 May 2018

So this is a good shopping district. I enjoyed taking time to walk around the area and see if there were some good bargains.

Thank Ali C
Reviewed 28 April 2018

I saw some photos of containers along this street. When I arrived, there were all gone. I was dissapointed. Still, this street is a good to walk though.

1  Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 16 April 2018

It is lovely watching Cashel Street come back to life after the earthquake, but I really missed the shipping container mall that served as the central shopping area for many years. Even so, Cashel Street will be beautiful once fully finished. I hope there will...More

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Response from JulesGoodman66 | Property representative |
The Re:START container mall was born from the need to breathe new life into the Christchurch central city, following the devastating earthquake on 22 February, 2011. Best time of the year to visit - spring is pretty... More