Shops and cafes for High St corner

16:00, Feb 21 2013
Strange's Department Store 2009
FAMILIAR FEATURE: Strange's Department Store in 2009 was owned by Korean businessman Nam Jo.
Strange's July 2011
WASTELAND: By July 2011, little remained of the building on the corner of Lichfield and High St.
New design for Strange's department store site
ARTIST'S IMPRESSION: Just-released designs by Sheppard & Rout Architects show plans for the High St corner.

The former Strange's department store, on the corner of High and Lichfield Sts, was built in 1899.

It has housed many businesses and tenants over the decades.

It suffered badly in the quake and looks even grimmer in snow.

Developer KPI Rothschild plans another wedged-shaped building, with retail and cafes at street level and office floors above.

Not shown in the artist's impression is Stranges Lane, which runs between High to Lichfield, and which will be developed for hospitality tenants.

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