At the launch of the Christchurch blueprints John Campbell spoke to chairman of Christchurch Business association Antony Gough.
He started the city strip and owns 12 of the bars and restaurants in the area.
Mr Gough says the blueprints are incredibly exciting.
“It’s incredibly directional for the city.
“We’ll see some tremendous developments come out of here.”
He has also lost out on insurance so far, with only one of his 12 properties getting cover so far.