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Cashel Street

Cashel Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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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
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Underwhelmed by it, but accept it is a good idea. The shops were mostly a bit quirky, which is fine if that is what you were after, but we weren't

Thank Pippola18
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is an area where the city moved to get back on its feet by using shipping containers to house shops, bars, etc. Christchurch has shown great enterprise, and this is now a tourist destination in its own right! Try not to miss it.

Thank lastword2016
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Great way to quickly bring back retailing to the downtown after the earthquake. We didn't find much to buy but there certainly was a lot of foot traffic. Wonder what will happen once traditional retail space returns.

Thank Peregrine426
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.

Thank M.C.Rose
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...More

Thank tripbeetle
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....More

Thank CaptainCompass
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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

Thank Robina N
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...More

Thank Totti M
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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