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“Unique Mall to say the obvious!”
Review of Re:START - CLOSED

Re:START
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

We stayed in Christchurch for 4 days. One day we decided to tour the city centre and see this mall. Very impressive! The unique use of shipping containers to house everything from clothing stores to restaurants is quite clever. The city is to be commended on providing a means to get business back as quickly as possible. People seemed to enjoy the mall, food courts and most had shopping bags in hand. Good on ya.

Thank DanandCollette
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

It was a small mall with stores operating out of shipping containers. Very interesting concept. Even the essential services like banks and post office had their own containers. There were food trucks and benches for people to sit and eat, but it was too cold. Didn't find much to buy so just came here to take a walk.

Thank neminskii
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Visited Re:Start on a family holiday and found it very interesting!! Lots of shipping containers turned into little boutique shops and food stalls. Great concept and very visually appealing!!

Thank Steph H
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Wandered into this area to hunt for some decent street food. Live music on offer that isn't too intrusive with growing choice. Like the offer of independent shops inbetween the shopping centre too. Worth a look-see as there's lots on offer.

Thank kjm105
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ReSTARTChristchurch, Manager at Re:START, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for your review, and pleased you've enjoyed your time here :)

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I like going for a walk around the Re:START mall as part of a wider walk around the centre of the city. The innovative use of containers post earthquake is architecturally interesting and very colourful.

There's heaps of food options, lots of seating, plenty of unique and quirky shops, cafes, etc. Even table tennis and art installations (see my photos).

Well worth

Thank Gavin H
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ReSTARTChristchurch, Manager at Re:START, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for your review, and for your continual support for Re:START - always something different to look at!

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