It's one of Napier's only indoor CBD shopping centres, but Ocean Boulevard mall is currently a place of broken dreams.

The mall off Emerson St has a clinical atmosphere - white walls, artificial lighting and emptiness.

A cacophony of "For Lease" signs vie for your attention.

Ocean Boulevard was one of Napier's first indoor shopping centres, but now there's just two surviving stores - Tu Meke Don Sushi and Cool Toys - in the heart of the mall.


A food court once lured people in, but the public appetite for visiting the mall waned once the food court shut down,