A 1,456 sqm FreshChoice store will be opened in central Christchurch by early 2017 as part of The Crossing precinct, becoming the first full-service supermarket to be built in the city centre.
“People will be able to work, shop, dine and park all in one place,” said Christchurch’s wealthiest citizen and central city landlord Philip Carter, who had bought the quake-damaged Crossing public carpark from the Council to start the largest development in the city, a $140 million world-class retail precinct called The Crossing. It will include shops, offices, cafés, bars and car parking.
“Everyone is so eager to see this sort of development open. We really are getting a much, much better central city than we had before the earthquakes,” said FreshChoice owner-operator Heather Brown, according to whom the store will create 100 new jobs.