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Cashel Street

Cashel Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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Cashel Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 5 July 2017

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

1  Thank rosie101010
Reviewed 15 June 2017

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

Thank Missy872013
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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

2  Thank Macca M
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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

1  Thank Jay H
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Very fond memories of many student haunts along this street, now it is all glass, modern and very chic.

Thank troppodon
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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.

2  Thank Kari B
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Not the best idea for creating a shopping centre but the open air market stalls just next door were excellent

Thank john_viv2
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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

1  Thank donnyMiltonKeynes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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

Thank kelly e
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12 March 2015|
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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