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Re:START

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Address: Cashel Mall, Christchurch, New Zealand
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An incredible inspiration..!

Re:Start shows the power of human optimism. It's the new City centre that was built following the 2011 quake which destroyed many of the buildings. Built in storage containers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Emma-Jane_Hope86
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Re:Start shows the power of human optimism. It's the new City centre that was built following the 2011 quake which destroyed many of the buildings. Built in storage containers.. it shows just what people can do! It's fresh and inventive, with great street art in the surrounding area. A nice place to stop for a drink, bite to eat, or... More 

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ReSTARTChristchurch, Manager at Re:START, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review, and I'm pleased you enjoyed yourself here!! More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 702 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were taken with the idea of kick-starting the retail business after the 2011 earthquake, and we were eager to visit the container mall. When we arrived, we were unable to find souvenirs at a price that was better than in-town, and the food stalls seemed too crowded during lunch time. Because we felt the project was started to give... More 

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ReSTARTChristchurch, Manager at Re:START, responded to this review

We too, thought that Re:START would be here for a year max but the rebuild of the permanent stores has taken slightly longer than expected! Re:START is closing at the end of April, so I'm pleased you had the chance to see it while it's here :) More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the re start mall it's bustling, creative and unique. With all the modern buildings going up on Cashel street it would be great to see this little corner live on for years to come

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ReSTARTChristchurch, Manager at Re:START, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, and I'm pleased you enjoyed your time here! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's still a lot to be down to rebuild inner city Christchurch however it was great to see this precinct which is constructed of shipping containers and houses shops and eateries and provides buskers a place to ply their music - lovely place to spend a hour or so

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ReSTARTChristchurch, Manager at Re:START, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and I'm pleased you enjoyed yourself! More 

Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really wanted to see Re:START and was so glad I did! What an amazing display of creativity, determination, optimism and more by the people of Christchurch. This really elevated me and I felt so inspired by how people here have processed the tragedy of the 2010 & especially 2011 earthquakes. The shops are great to wander through. We enjoyed... More 

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ReSTARTChristchurch, Manager at Re:START, responded to this review

What a lovely review, and I'm pleased that you got a chance to see Re:START :) More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in the afternoon, parked our car on the nearby street (free parking on public holiday). Walked up to the amazing food stalls set up in shipping containers. Lots of sitting just in front of food stalls. We ordered lebanese, thai and an ostritch wrap which were all fabulous. Beautiful cafes and gift shops make it a complete "hang... More 

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ReSTARTChristchurch, Manager at Re:START, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and sounds like you had a great time wondering around our shopping centre :) More 

Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this area by accident and am glad we came across it now. Located at Cashel street which seems to be the main area. There are a few souvenir stores with quality gifts like Manuka honey etc. We had a cafe breakfast, weiner, curry, and pizza whilst here over two days and thoroughly recommend eating here! Was sad to... More 

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Thank Sydneyresider
ReSTARTChristchurch, Manager at Re:START, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a great time! Re:START opened in October 2011 (not too sure where you heard 2016!) and yes, it is a transitional trading space for tenants to operate while to the city rebuilds :) More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was on our list of places to visit. We wanted to show support to the businesses affected by the earth quake. However, be prepared to pay for it. Prices are on the expensive side. The food and drinks were not value for money, the gift shops expensive. The layout good. With so much rebuilding going on it was impossible... More 

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ReSTARTChristchurch, Manager at Re:START, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for showing your support :) More 

Seongnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool shopping a area with shipping containers used as shop spaces...good selection of food but there are better malls in the city...cool place to look around for the shipping containers alone though...

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ReSTARTChristchurch, Manager at Re:START, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Re:START wasn't designed to compete with the suburban shopping malls - it's a transitional trading space for retailers to trade post earthquake, and to get retail up and running again. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Container city ! I love it and definitely a must see place. The vibe is amazing and the selection of places to eat are great ! You could sit here for hours just enjoying the atmosphere and the people or visit the beautiful container shops. The outside artwork is also really great.

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Thank KScheepers
ReSTARTChristchurch, Manager at Re:START, responded to this review

Sounds like you ad a great time here! More 

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