Update: Cashel Mall Re:START finally closed completely in 2018.
Project Re:START helped 27 retailers open the doors of their shipping container businesses in Cashel Mall, Christchurch in October 2011. The devastating February 2011 earthquake and subsequent after shocks made much of the inner city a no go zone, but the opening of the shipping container shopping centre has returned retail to the city centre. We weren’t sure what to expect but what we found was a colourful jigsaw of containers divided into two shopping precincts with foot paths, bench seating and gardens.
The container shopping centre is … Read the rest