A Christchurch coffee shop proprietor, sick of waiting for his shopping mall to be repaired after the earthquake, has set up temporary business in a used shipping container.
The container is rented from shipping company Royal Wolf and thanks to a co-operative furniture retailer is located in a carpark close to pedestrian traffic. The proprietor has salvaged equipment from his mall shop and brings fresh chlorine free water from home each day. The fact that the container is portable, waterproof and able to be locked up at night is extremely beneficial.
The proprietor’s store is expected to reopen in 2012, but in the meantime, the container is doing a fine job.