Christchurch’s retail scene continues to grow as Country Road opens its newest store after a six-year absence.
Prior to the Christchurch earthquakes, Country Road was in the Guthrey Centre, now the new flagship store is set to reopen in the central city.
The Crossing retail and hospitality development has been seeing more and more retailers filling up the spaces, offering a wide range of retail to Christchurch consumers.
The new flagship store will include its sister brands, Trenery and Witchery.
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.”
Scott Fyfe, CEO, Country Road Group said the company are looking forward to opening up alongside the wide mix of other retailers in the private development.
“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.”
The Crossing, which is still in stages of development so far covers 44,000 square-metres across several levels within the hectare block between Cashel Mall, Colombo Street, Lichfield Street and High Street.
The $140 million development is set to open retailers progressively from early September of this year.