Christchurch…..Re : START!! Cashel Mall Precinct

4.33pm, Monday 16th July, The Re: START precinct, Cashel Mall, Chrisctchurch, New Zealand

Afternoon folks, Ju Mannering and I have just dropped into Hummingbird Coffee at Re START, which is the shopping precinct that’s ‘popped up’ in Cashel Mall between the still standing and undamaged Bridge of Remeberance at one end and the “red zone” demolition area in what was Christchurch’s inner city downtown commercial area.

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Now Hummingbird Coffee is one of the unique establishments that have been purpose built for this precinct…….out of shipping containers!! This is a whole new world of functional construction, and yes – a lot of decor featuring hard hats!!

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There’s everything that you’d expect in a trendy shopping mall, the bank…….

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The specialist Johnsons the specialist Grocer in nearby Colombo Street since 1949…….

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Cutting edge fashion…..

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And all against the demolition and crane laced city skyline…….

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PS and you can get free wi Fi throughout the precinct courtesy of the NZ online auctions and classifieds people TradeMe……thanks a huge amount.

OK folks, have to head off and visit the folks at The Monday Room. I’ll let you know how today’s trade tasting event went at Saggio Di Vino as well. More good news!! Bye for now.

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