I loved the ReSTART mall in Christchurch. A collection of local designers, neat homewares, cafes and clothing shops- all housed in shipping containers. In an effort to rebuild after the Christchurch earthquakes, it seems this temporary solution has been a massive success in revitalizing the local community and boosting morale. It’s a physical testament to Christchurch’s resilience and ingenuity.
It was a shame to learn that the mall may be pulled down soon to make way for a “trendy shopping center”.
Bah, humbug. This mall has character and quirk and you should go see it while it still stands.