Digital Photograph: Earthquake Damage to Lyttelton Coffee Company, London Street, Lyttelton

Michael Davies
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09 Mar 2011
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 9 March 2011 showing earthquake damage to the Lyttelton Coffee Company Building on London Street. The photograph shows a fenced off section of the south side of London Street. Also visible in the photograph are the Lyttelton Four Square, and the gateway leading to the Wunderbar.
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Due to prior earthquake strengthening the Lyttelton Coffee Company was able to undertake repair work to the damage caused to their 1924 building by the 22 February 2011 earthquake. The building was originally J D Bundy's Butchery. While the Lyttelton Coffee Company was under repair several staff created Samo, a temporary cafe which operated first from The Loons until that building was closed after the 14 June 2011 earthquakes. Since then they have served coffee and food from a converted garage below a house on Canterbury Street. In late 2013 the Samo website stated that when the Lyttelton Coffee Company’s premises are re-opened they intend to be “absorbed” into the operation.
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