The restart mall that popped up in shipping containers is mostly gone by now. There are a few shops left but not great variety. A pro for the are however is that food trucks seem to gather here.
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Cashel Street is well worth a visit. It is a quirky mix of traditional shops alongside a labyrinth of shipping containers converted into retail outlets and coffee shops/cafes. For me it summed up the energy and positive 'can do' attitudes of the Christchurch people following...More
Worth a visit if only to check out Ballantynes a Christchurch Iconic Department Store. The Bridge of Remembrance is at the Avon River end of the Street. A lovely structure. Parking nearby as is the Bus Station and an easy walk to view the Cathedral...More
This is our first visit to Christchurch, and we had not heard of Re-Start initiative. This is a City fighting back after a major earthquake. The "Shipping Container" shops looked a bit temporary and third world till you realised why it was there. The traders...More
This is our first visit to Christchurch, and we had heard much of the re: Start shipping container shopping precinct. We weren't disappointed. This whole precinct just feels like a City fighting back from adversity. Yes, the shipping container look is a bit ramshackle at...More
Great food, great shopping. We loved roaming around Cashel Street. Inspired and impressed by how this area was developed and wish it could remain beyond its expiration date - when big buildings go back in. Loved, loved, loved.
This is an interesting area with the mix of pop up and permanent shops. The area has been made alive and the sculptures are clever and amusing. A tribute to the people of Christchurch
Pre and post earthquake, lovely place for families. I brought my little kids here before and after. After they met a lovely white GSD, Don't forget that Adelaide the Identical twin was ravaged by earthquake in the1930.s. I love the "shipping container mall', it is...More