In terms of history, few buildings can boast such richness. An Ahuriri icon which was the first establishment to emerge in 1996 on the atmospheric West Quay. Step inside and you step back 130 years, for the converted storage shed goes right back to 1882. The days of the square-riggers tied up just metres from its front deck. The advert below was published in the H.B.Herald in 1982 and is an excerpt from The Alexander Turnbull Library records. Shed 2 is a historical microcosm of Ahuriri, with it's huge timber beams, wooden floor and glowing expanses of copper fittings it oozes atmosphere and rustic class.