The Grand will be launched at a VIP event tonight. Photo / Supplied

The former Christchurch Main Post Office in Cathedral Square is due to be relaunched as Grand in a special VIP event on Thursday night.

According to The Grand’s website, the 140-year-old main post office is to be transformed into a key destination “with a French artisan bakery, dining experience, visitor information, iconic restaurants and bars, and one of the largest in New Zealand. outdoor seating “.

He says as part of the launch there will be a “we want him to belong to this community” crowdfunding campaign providing an opportunity to “become a founding investor” of The Grand.

View from the tower of ChristChurch Cathedral of the main post office in the background.  Photo / Supplied
View from the tower of ChristChurch Cathedral of the main post office in the background. Photo / Supplied

ChristChurch Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Christchurch, 2006. Photo / File
ChristChurch Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Christchurch, 2006. Photo / File

The Grand will be a leased location within the former Main Post Office building owned by The Grand Cathedral Square Ltd which will own and operate the businesses occupying the leased building, not the building itself.

The old main post office was designed in an Italian style and is an important landmark at a corner of Cathedral Square. The building previously housed the Christchurch Tourist Information Center, restaurants and a cafe since 2000.

The building is listed in New Zealand Heritage Category 1 and has been empty since the earthquakes of 2011.

As part of The Grand crowdfunding campaign, the website says “in addition to a healthy return on investment” you will receive “bonus rewards” for different levels of investment.

Christchurch Tram leaving Cathedral Square, Christchurch.  Photo / File
Christchurch Tram leaving Cathedral Square, Christchurch. Photo / File

Level 1 – 1000 shares for $ 1000 – you will receive a $ 70 voucher to use at 1879 Bar and Restaurant

Level 2 – 2,500 shares for $ 2,500 – you will receive a $ 200 voucher to use at 1879 Bar and Restaurant

Level 3 – 5,000 actions for $ 50,000 – you will receive a “Forever Happy Hour Card” valid seven days a week and entitling you to $ 2 off alcoholic beverages, $ 1 off other beverages, 10% off all food at all outlets, 15% off retail, furniture and artwork, plus a $ 1,000 voucher for the 1879 bar and restaurant.

Level 4 – 10,000 shares for $ 10,000 – in addition to level 3, receive 2 weeks per year to present a company in the Grand’s star owners space.

The Grande Place de la Cathédrale will be inaugurated in a VIP event at 6 p.m. this evening.

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Source: www.nzherald.co.nz
This notice was published: 2021-07-21 02:08:24

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