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Country Road Returns to Christchurch CBD in The Crossing

Country Road returns to CBD in The Crossing

After a six and a half year absence, Country Road will soon reopen in the central city at the $140 million The Crossing retail and hospitality development.

The new South Island flagship store will front directly onto Cashel Street. Prior to the earthquakes, Country Road was located in the Guthrey Centre.

Country Road will be joined by sister fashion brands Trenery and Witchery, which will also front directly onto Cashel Street giving the brands a powerful united presence. These brands, together with MIMCO and Politix form the Australia-headquartered Country Road Group.

Owner of The Crossing, Philip Carter said: “I am particularly pleased to be bringing Country Road back to the central city.”

“This is a much loved brand with a long connection with the central city. It’s going to be the biggest Country Road in the South Island, featuring the full range of homeware, men’s, women’s and children’s wear.”

The Crossing will also become home to the first Trenery store in the South Island, while Witchery will open its first ever full retail store in central Christchurch, having previously operated a smaller ‘concession’ shop within Ballantynes.

“We are delighted to be opening our new Country Road, Trenery and Witchery stores in Christchurch following the devastating earthquake in 2011. We look forward to welcoming back our customers and are excited to be unveiling our new flagship concept stores,” said Scott Fyfe, CEO, Country Road Group.

Carter said: “An exceptional mix of tenants are joining our other international retailers. This is a real confidence boost to the redevelopment of our central city.”

He also confirmed that key international fashion retailers will be open progressively at The Crossing from early September.


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ABOUT THE CROSSING

• The Crossing is the largest private development in central Christchurch.

• Covering 44,000m2 across several levels within the hectare block between Cashel Mall, Colombo Street, Lichfield Street and High Street, The Crossing will feature 14,000m2 of retail and hospitality along with a further 5000m2 of commercial space.

• An integrated 630-space carpark building makes The Crossing the city’s only new large-scale retail development with on-site parking.

• The Crossing’s unique design incorporates the facades of original heritage buildings and an eclectic mix of contemporary buildings, connected by internal laneways.

• Built by the Carter Group – one of Christchurch’s largest landowners in the central city prior to the Canterbury earthquakes – The Crossing represents a legacy project for the family that blends the new with the past.

• The $140 million development has been conceived to become the veritable heart of our new city, setting the benchmark for retail and hospitality in post-earthquake Christchurch.


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