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Address: Cashel Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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Great innovation

I am not sure how this differs in principle to Re:START but it is a great show of initiative to have shops inside shipping containers, much quicker than a rebuild.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not sure how this differs in principle to Re:START but it is a great show of initiative to have shops inside shipping containers, much quicker than a rebuild.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After the 2011 earthquake, most of the city of. Heist hurch was damaged. In order to provide some retail outlets, shipping containers were moved next to or on top of one another to provide secure and safe structures for retailers to move in to. There are individual shops and different style eateries. Althgh more and more of the City is... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Underwhelmed by it, but accept it is a good idea. The shops were mostly a bit quirky, which is fine if that is what you were after, but we weren't

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an area where the city moved to get back on its feet by using shipping containers to house shops, bars, etc. Christchurch has shown great enterprise, and this is now a tourist destination in its own right! Try not to miss it.

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Cornwall, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to quickly bring back retailing to the downtown after the earthquake. We didn't find much to buy but there certainly was a lot of foot traffic. Wonder what will happen once traditional retail space returns.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read about this and worth a visit. The people of Christchurch are doing an amazing job to get people back into the city. A food court and plenty of interesting shops but prices appeared to be quite high.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This quite bustling little shopping district showcases Christchurch's ingenuity in the face of its troubles, most conspicuously in the funky architecture: jazzily painted, converted shipping containers. There are food stalls, coffee shops, and a selection of your typical shopping district businesses. It's central, the mood is fun, and it's definitely worth stopping by in if you're in Christchurch.

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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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

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