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The Newly Re-Opened New Regent Street

April 20, 2013

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New Regent Street re-opened to the public today after being closed for two years due to damage from the February 2011 earthquake. Even on this wet miserable day the street looked beautiful. Only 5 or so shops are open at the moment, but it looks like within a few weeks a lot more will have opened up.

Quite a few people were braving the cold and wet weather to check out the street and have a coffee in one of the two cafes that are open. The Fudge shop was also a popular destination. Armagh Street between New Regent and Manchester Street is also open now and it was very odd standing on it. I worked on Armagh street for many years – but the office is long gone though.

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Coffee Lovers – one of the new cafes that has opened

It’s wonderful to have this street re-opened. It’s a special part of Christchurch and one of the streets I immediately thought of in the first few days after the earthquake in February – wondering how well it survived.

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I’m looking forward to seeing all the shops tenanted and being able to go there for a coffee on a nice warm day.

 

 

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Published on Saturday, April 20th, 2013, under On the Street

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