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“Restart is our REAL memorial” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cashel Street

Cashel Street
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US$18.36*
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Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
Ranked #23 of 224 things to do in Christchurch
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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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90 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Restart is our REAL memorial”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. For me, Restart is our REAL memorial of the earthquakes - it shows the resilience and ingenuity of the people of Ch-ch in setting up businesses even in containers.'
VISIT before developers get the rest!

Visited December 2016
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Interested”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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

Visited December 2016
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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Dogged determination”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 range despite being restricted for space. Support them all you can

Visited October 2016
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Imagination use of different materials to create a vibrant part of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Do spend some time walking around this imaginative redevelopment by Re: Start. It's use of adapted containers for banks, shops and food outlets is unique, plus some modern, creative approaches to street art are well worth exploring. Combine it with a trip to Quake City almost opposite.

Visited January 2017
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Markesan, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
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“Nice use of storage containers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Like in a previous review I like the way they have adapted to using old storage containers to keep the small business owners going until reconstruction is done unless the owners want to keep this as the new shopping district then also a good idea.

Visited December 2016
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