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Cashel Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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“container mall” (45 reviews)
“restart mall” (30 reviews)
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Cashel Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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"container mall"
in 45 reviews
"shipping containers"
in 80 reviews
"restart mall"
in 30 reviews
"shopping precinct"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 23 reviews
"food outlets"
in 6 reviews
"interesting shops"
in 5 reviews
"post earthquake"
in 8 reviews
"city centre"
in 14 reviews
"quake city"
in 5 reviews
"avon river"
in 7 reviews
"ballantynes"
in 19 reviews
"retailers"
in 7 reviews
"adversity"
in 9 reviews
"buskers"
in 7 reviews
"innovation"
in 7 reviews
"banks"
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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Caizay13
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
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