Work to convert Christchurch’s heritage-listed Old Post Office building into a multi-use hospitality space is taking shape.
The Press was given a sneak peek inside The Grand, which will occupy the two-storey building in Cathedral Square, plus a large outdoor section. It is scheduled to open in December.
The space includes a restaurant, café and bars, an i-Site visitor information centre, artisan bakery, pâtisserie, florist and gift store, and a South Island food tasting experience promoting local wine, beer, cheese and meat.
Did you visit the old post office before the quakes? And will you visit this new offering once it's ready?
More pictures available in the story by clicking 'Read More' below. Please note the attached image was taken shortly after the 2011 quakes.
“Our portable bed provides a convenient and cost-effective way to access your own fresh produce within your own home,” says Charla Stretch, the CEO of Vitanic, the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) company set up by five students from Tokoroa High School.
Oceania’s newest luxury village, The Bellevue, is beautifully set up for you to keep active, close to shops and the city centre.
Local resident, Kate Fraser, recently moved to The Bellevue and loves the convenience of apartment living. “When I walked in the door, I knew immediately I was going to live here.” On a typical day you could start out with a barista-made coffee and a treat at the café, get in your steps at the gym, or join neighbours for a game of pool before moving to happy hour. “The village has a feeling of a resort hotel. I thought — it reminds me of that hotel in Spain.” Kate added.
Call Brenda today on 0800 333 688 and stop by for a coffee and something delicious from the chef to get a taste for The Bellevue lifestyle.
We’re just down the road at 21 Windermere Road, Papanui, Christchurch.
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