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RTP's About to Get a Badass New Food & Shopping Center Made From Shipping Containers

Austin's got one. Asheville's got one. It was only a matter of time until the Triangle got some trendy new bar or restaurant built from recycled shipping containers. 

Well, you won't have to contain your excitement much longer (okay, we're done): The Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina just announced that Boxyard RTP will be opening in 2020 with 15,000-square-feet of space for food and beverage vendors, retailers, and events—all built from re-purposed shipping containers. 

The complex will be on the Frontier RTP campus on Highway 54 near T.W. Alexander Drive. Here's what you can expect:

  • Nine food and beverage stalls, along with a smattering of retail and service providers—all with a focus on small, experimental, and local businesses who need a space with lower overhead to get started. (If you're starting a business you think might be a fit, email info@boxyardrtp.com.)
  • Two floors with both indoor and outdoor areas, including tons of covered spaces for seating and events (aka, mega patio vibes FTW)
  • Tons of events put on throughout the year to make you want to keep coming back for more fun!
  • A completely dog-friendly complex (hooray for a new pup spot!)

“Experimental food, libations and retail, cool programming and event opportunities will flip the energy switch for RTP and our neighborhood communities,” says Scott Levitan, president and CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation. In other words, RTP is about to get really cool

They're targeting a spring 2020 opening. In the meantime, check out some images of other shipping container buildings around the country to get a sense of the vibe, including Boxyard Tulsa, where this project got its name and inspiration. 


RTP's About to Get a Badass New Food & Shopping Center Made From Shipping Containers
RTP's About to Get a Badass New Food & Shopping Center Made From Shipping Containers