Akaroa Shop Creation

Welcome to the photo essay of the creation of our new shop in Akaroa.

Akaroa is a small, gorgous town on Banks Peninsula, about one and a half hours drive from Christchurch. It was first settled by the French and today still has a french feel to it. Simply put, its one of the cutest towns in New Zealand.

We have opened a shop down on the water front in the old part of town,at 69 Beach Road. Our new shop is between the famous Akaroa Fish & Chip Shop and the Akaroa Wharf.

akaroa crystal shop paintingakaroa shop floor sandingAbove left: Those colours have to go!

Above right: It's all hard work at this stage...

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Above left: This is the fun part, installing the french colonial cabinetry. Made by Ray Hastie Joinery, master craftsman.

Above right: The quality control inspectors! lol...

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Above left: Stocking the shop. Organised chaos.

Above right: The counter, nearly open...

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Images above: Open for business!

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 Images above: Welcoming Akaroa visitors and locals to explore our wonderful new crystal shop.