This was the title of an article about the restaurants close to us in today’s paper.
It came as both a shock and relief. I’d heard stories but the reality is hard. Café Valentino- gone. Metro Café – gone. Johnson’s Grocer – gone.
Between here and the Town hall, probably the only restaurants left will be Strawberry Fare and Thai Smile. All the rest will require rebuilding.
So it was great to see in The Press today that there are already plans to start the rebuild.
Reading the article was both a relief and a reality check. We will get our favourite restaurants/shops back but not until the end of the year at the earliest.
This is a big positive for Christchurch and we congratulate Colin, Liz and Michael for staying in this part of town. We look forward to your reopening!