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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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank TinaM764
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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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 439nevilles
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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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank neminskii
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