Brownlee to reveal Re:Start future

Last updated 09:56 06/03/2014
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ON THE MOVE?: It is expected that Re:Start mall will shift west to make way for new construction.

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The next stage of Christchurch's popular Re:Start container mall is expected to be confirmed today.

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee will make an announcement about progress on the City Mall attraction at 2.15pm today. 

The briefing is also expected to include updates on the central city retail precinct and the bus interchange project. 

The Press understands the Re:Start mall is likely to shift west to make way for new construction.

It was reported last month that the land bordered by Cashel and Lichfield streets, Oxford Tce and Plymouth Ln had been allocated for the northern half of Re:Start.

The southern half of the mall was expected to stay for at least several months, with a walkway along the closed Lichfield St parking building joining the two halves.

Re:Start the Heart Trust chairman John Suckling earlier said the aim was to keep the mall near Ballantynes for at least another year, guaranteeing retailers another summer of sales. 

The quirky container mall opened in October 2011 and was initially expected to trade onsite for only six months. 

It had since been celebrated as a must-see by international travel guides and identified as a symbol of Christchurch's post-quake innovation and redevelopment.

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