Story: Wairarapa places

Main street makeover

Main street makeover

Kitchener Street showcases Martinborough’s transformation from utilitarian country town to urbane wine village. Many of the shops that once provided for the town’s farming hinterland now serve a different clientele. Cafés, restaurants, food stores and boutique hotels cater for visitors and weekend holidaymakers. Historic buildings have been gentrified and convey a sense of tradition and durability – important qualities in winemaking.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa places - Martinborough', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13945/main-street-makeover (accessed 19 September 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 11 Jun 2015