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Address: Cashel Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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Creative use of shipping containers!

Read about this and worth a visit. The people of Christchurch are doing an amazing job to get people back into the city. A food court and plenty of interesting shops but prices... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 January 2017
M.C.Rose
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Read about this and worth a visit. The people of Christchurch are doing an amazing job to get people back into the city. A food court and plenty of interesting shops but prices appeared to be quite high.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This quite bustling little shopping district showcases Christchurch's ingenuity in the face of its troubles, most conspicuously in the funky architecture: jazzily painted, converted shipping containers. There are food stalls, coffee shops, and a selection of your typical shopping district businesses. It's central, the mood is fun, and it's definitely worth stopping by in if you're in Christchurch.

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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Restart which used to stretch all along Cashel from the river to Colombo had a great (outwardly apparent) atmosphere especially at weekends and is the new cultural centre of Ch-ch. Some of it survives, the rest grabbed by developers with their eyes on the remainder. For me, Restart is our REAL memorial of the earthquakes - it shows the resilience... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Haven't been there for awhile, was surprised by the progress. Certainly worth a visit now, it was bussing

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

One can only have the greatest admiration for the shop owners for getting back to business. The shops are different from the usual city centre ones but then so is the centre of Christchurch. Cashel is attractively laid out and the shops provide a good range despite being restricted for space. Support them all you can

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Do spend some time walking around this imaginative redevelopment by Re: Start. It's use of adapted containers for banks, shops and food outlets is unique, plus some modern, creative approaches to street art are well worth exploring. Combine it with a trip to Quake City almost opposite.

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Markesan, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Like in a previous review I like the way they have adapted to using old storage containers to keep the small business owners going until reconstruction is done unless the owners want to keep this as the new shopping district then also a good idea.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Great feeling to this place, ingenuity in the face of adversity, lovely shops to visit and just a great atmosphere to be a part of.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I love this area, amazing what a yown can invent after an earthquake, a entire block just made of nice 20 feet containers! Small shops mixed whit food trucks covering food from all around the world

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Not sure if it was just because of the week between Christmas and New Years, but everything was open and hopping at 10am (great food, esp enjoyed the brick oven pizza) and shutting down at 4:45pm. One not so nice thing was the guy from the Cosy cafe made us take our food and leave his place (even though half... More 

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