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“changing scene”

Victoria Park Village
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US$45.38*
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Owner description: The area that now makes up Victoria Park Village was once the local rubbish collection area. The horses would lead the carts around the old City Centre collecting the rubbish - the rubbish was then delivered to Victoria Park Village,burnt in the old chimney and the power generated from this would power the city street lights. On site you can still see the chimney, sorting area and the old stables. a ramp that was previously used to get the horses up to the second floor of the stables is now the Celebrity Walk where a number of icon Kiwis have left their hand and foot prints. The horses have long since "bolted" from the stables and in their place a thriving community of artisans are setting up in eateries, workshops, shops and galleries - most weekends between 10 and 2 you can find market stalls set up around the Village.
Reviewed 16 July 2013

We went to have a look at the market on a sun morning very disappointing,no vibrance and the place was pretty much empty was a waste of the morning not like a few years back it was buzzing full of atmosphere now the place is empty and none of that market feeling that it once enjoyed...a bad move to improve.

3  Thank Peter J
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

Lots and lots of empty shops and nothing much else but a few random places selling perfumes and jewellery. Two coffee shops and a NZ souvenir shop. We took the bus from town to get there but was a bit disappointed to see so little there. Saw the celebrity walk which was a big concrete path going to nothing which was a bit random but at least something different to see. Such a shame as could be so nice there. :(

2  Thank lyndylu45
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Stopped off at the Buttermilk Cafe for breakfast - excellent food, service and atmosphere and we will definately return. There are several other cafes and restaurants, so we are looking forward to giving them a try! Had a good look around the revamped market, not quite finished yet, but very soon will be. Even with empty shops we felt that there is going to be a great atmostphere here, very cosy and well planned. Hopefully on our next visit we can give this review and excellent!

2  Thank Takapuna
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

According to the website it reopened Feb 2013 and 85% of shops now let, what utter BS. About half a dozen shops open, not at all like the old Markets, just more like any other mall type place. Complete and utter waste of time. Website hype doesn't in any reflect what is actually available there at moment.

3  Thank lipm1
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

expensive to park, total crap go to queen st, It is no longer a market they should change the name to Victoria park shopping center the market feel has gone

2  Thank bill m
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