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“Interesting history, boring shops”
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Re:START
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

The draw here is definitely the rebuilding part, which is interesting. The shops are pretty much the same as any other little shopping area. If you happened to be near for something else I would say to stop in, But not something I would make a point to see again.

Thank ama658
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"food stalls"
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"retail stores"
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"container mall"
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"cool shops"
in 6 reviews
"great shopping"
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"shopping experience"
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"devastating earthquake"
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"worth a visit"
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"great coffee"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I first visited this shopping area in 2012 and was impressed at the ingenuity shown by the kiwis in putting up a shopping centre within 60 days of the quake, and looking very chic.
With new buildings going up around it you might expect this area to look a little tired but it still has panache and is worthy of a stroll

Thank Tina M
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

What do you do when an earthquake demolished your shopping district. Build a temporary shopping area out of shipping containers.

Thank Neville S
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Ship containers are cleverly stacked and house temporary shops while their more permanent counterparts are being constructed. They have been so well-received, they may stay - or be moved to another area of the city that needs a retail boost. Shops are okay. Maybe I'm just "shopped out" - but there are interesting low cost food stands and street musicians that make for a fun time. Give it a try if you have the time.

Thank Dabarton
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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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