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“great new effort”
Review of Cashel Street

Cashel Street
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Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
Ranked #23 of 241 things to do in Christchurch
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

good effort of using temporary construction means to revive inner city amidst earthquake damage, could give rise to new typology.

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Reviewed February 6, 2012

Poor Cashel Street, this street looks as though it was nearly almost destroyed but due to the determination of the business people it is back on its feet again & we really enjoyed this new contemporary container shopping centre, very bright & the flowers everywhere made it welcoming. Lots of people were making the most of the situation & it had a nice feel about it. There is a good variety of shops & cafes & Ballentines is still standing.

Thank gypsy039
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

A number of shops and F&B outlets have moved to the "Re:Start Area" operating out of modded transport containers. The place is colorful and vibrant though fairly small. There are lots of nice shops for tourists and a few stalls for cheap tasty eats. Definitely a must visit if you want to bring goodies back from your trip.

Thank rarheaume
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Reviewed January 26, 2012

We are Cantabrians who currently live and work overseas. We hadn't been home since the earthquakes and were not looking forward to seeing the damage. Yes, we were shocked, and deeply saddened by what we saw, but Cashel Street Mall in the centre of town, was a great inspiration. It contains creatively painted shipping containers that have been turned into shops and cafe's. Small gardens have been planted (sunflowers looked gorgeous). The atmosphere was lovely as people were strolling in the sun, a couple of people were entertaining us with music, and others just sitting outside cafe's enjoying each others company. It looks so different to how it did prior to the earthquakes, but it's definitely worth a look in order to admire the creativity and initiative of the Christchurch people. A job well done!

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Reviewed January 7, 2012

The shipping containers are absolutely fantastic, loved the fact and the experience of having a coffee or meal in one of these. If you have the time whilst in christchurch - check it out.

Thank jenniet_123
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