The closure of Cashel Street's container mall left some tourists disappointed, but garnered a largely positive reaction from locals.
The mall, which first operated under the name "Re:Start" after opening in 2011, was originally only intended to last six months. It was a project spearheaded by the Re:Start The Heart Trust, in an effort to bring business back to the CBD of post-quake Christchurch.
The mall proved an instant hit, with visitors and residents alike flocking to see the repurposed containers. It added vibrancy and colour to a city in dire need of it.
The mall was so popular that it exceeded its intended six-month life expectancy, surviving for five and a half years, including one relocation.
But while it survived, in its later years it did not necessarily thrive.
Some Christchurch residents and businesses believed that, while it was a "resourceful, unique idea", and a big step from ruin to revival for Christchurch, the mall had run its course.