Pop-up shops are just the latest trend in the open-air retail market. In Memphis Tennessee, there is an entire pop-up shop market called The Shabby Chic Marketplace at The Edge. Built like a shopping mall, its intent is simple: to create commerce in a the most cost-effective, creative way as possible. This Marketplace is designed out of great quality containers built together at The Edge. The containers appeal to local start-up and small businesses to rent spaces for short term commerce.
Artist Pete Deise has been working on a new sculpture over the last couple of weeks. While he is known for his sculptures, this new project has stretched the limits of his creativity and ingenuity- using a used shipping container to dominate a street corner in Phoenix, Arizona.
The trend in shipping container material builds continues in a style that is both innovative and highly useful: The Container Bar. And in Durango, Colorado, the folks at Ska Brewing have taken it to a new level. Their double-decker tasting room aptly titled “The Container” offers a wide variety of local and imported beers and a totally unique tasting experience.
A new open air container mall is opening up in Wichita, Kansas and it is the talk of the town. Looking to transform a downtown area into a trendy hotspot, there is a new development happening in the city.
The Bronx has a new housing proposal with a unique twist in the works. The Gold Key Group, a real estate company in New York, is working on creating an entire affordable housing development made of shipping containers. Their focus is in the northeast section of the Bronx where affordable housing is needed.
The decision to create a project of this magnitude using shipping containers came from the containers being quality made, cost effective solutions for building materials.