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“Inspired!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cashel Street

Cashel Street
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Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
Ranked #23 of 228 things to do in Christchurch
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Gympie, Australia
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Inspired!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

I love the city of Christchurch and its citizens. I have holidayed there three times, twice before the earthquake and once since. We chose to go into the city center to support the remaining businesses. It is a defining moment when you walk into what was once a majestic, vibrant and funky city and witness the devastation that now consumes it. If you were to see only the damage you would think that Christchurch has lost its heart, however you step onto Cashel St and realize it has only moved! The container city is genius! The stores are funky and cool, the pop up restaurants and cafes serve some of the best food and coffee we had all trip. It was a nice feeling to support those that could start back up again, it is inspiring. Cashel St had such an impact on my husband and I that we have forgone our traditional house plans and are in the process of designing our own shipping container home!
Next time you are in Christchurch go and spend some time and money in and around the remaining businesses they need your support not your stickybeaking!

Visited August 2013
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Lower Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand
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182 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“container street”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

a novel way to do retail...but very few people about. Shows how hard it will be for the next few years until some serious rebuilding takes shape. Well done for the idea and the courage. Go and buy something here!

Visited June 2013
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Napier
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Great to visit and support the local shops. Particularly recommend Johnsons Grocery - wonderful. Lovely lady in shop too.

Visited August 2013
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“Cashel Street has a great vibe to it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

The mall of brightly coloured shipping containers, double stacked converted into shops has been done brilliantly. The mix of cafes, food places, interesting shops and markets create a great vibe that was well supported on the Sunday that we were there. Well worth a visit before settings off on foot explore the lovely but devastated city of Christchurch. Highly recommend a visit.

Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Entertaining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

We were there on the weekend and it was a happening place with street entertainment and lots of food outlets. Beautiful on a sunny winter day.

Visited July 2013
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