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Cashel Street

Cashel Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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“restart mall” (29 reviews)
Cashel Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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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

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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
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Good little spots for shopping but I enjoyed some of the food that was available there more than anything else. The tram goes past there so it's a great stop off if you want a snack or perhaps feel like a bit of retail therapy.

Thank NesianStyle
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This is a World-Class department store! Top shelf merchandise, beautifully displayed, and with a wonderful sales staff! Don't miss the Gourmet Department--you can get lost in the amazing selections of delicious sweet and savory items for hours!

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

What a great adaptation to adversity showing creativity and strength. Build quickly post earthquake but with a true unique character. The metal art sculptures are fun and well done. I hope this area remains as a living memorial long after the city is rebuilt. Spoiler...More

Thank Erik B
Reviewed 7 March 2017

You can see new, old, renovating and broken buildings and flat land at once. Workers are working earnest to recover damages. Worth watch.

Thank shockbn
Reviewed 4 March 2017

There is still a lot of construction going on in the city centre of Christchurch. The RE:Start Mall at Cashel Street is a very creative way to restart normal life despite the restoration.

Thank JV_Travelling
Reviewed 4 March 2017

All the goodies here packed into a quirky and innovative shopping area. Check out the central art work signage.

Thank roses4me2
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I am not sure how this differs in principle to Re:START but it is a great show of initiative to have shops inside shipping containers, much quicker than a rebuild.

Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed 13 February 2017

After the 2011 earthquake, most of the city of. Heist hurch was damaged. In order to provide some retail outlets, shipping containers were moved next to or on top of one another to provide secure and safe structures for retailers to move in to. There...More

Thank Pepster56
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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