Just in time for all you shoppers on Black Friday, the Downtown Container Park is now open. The company which operates the outdoor mall, Downtown Project, confirmed today’s soft opening. The grand opening will be officially on Thursday, December 5th.
Downtown Container Park hopes to be the new heart of Downtown Las Vegas. You’ll find a mix of cafes, boutiques, bars, galleries, community space, an outdoor theater, children’s play area, and Catalyst Dome.
Most urban revitalization efforts start with crumbling buildings that can be re-purposed. Downtown Las Vegas is different. Rather than being filled with empty buildings, we have a lot of empty land.
That creates what may be the biggest obstacle to the community’s plans for redevelopment. There are so many entrepreneurs here with great ideas for new businesses–there’s just no place for their businesses to go. Until new buildings are completed, which can be a long process, businesses need spaces to make magic happen faster.
To do that, they’re employing what has been described as flexible urbanism. They’re transforming an underused, high value urban area by installing re-purposed shipping containers and Xtreme Cubes. These Xtreme Cubs, which are manufactured locally, will house small businesses such as cafes, boutiques, bars, galleries, and more. These plans will incorporate community space, outdoor seating, and children’s play area to activate the center of the neighborhood.
By providing new entrepreneurs with small spaces to launch their new businesses, Downtown Container Park will function as a small business incubator.
View the businesses at Downtown Container Park and check out the video below. Visit the Downtown Container Park to learn more, downtowncontainerpark.com.
Fashion: 702DTLV, American Vagabond, Bettie Page Intimates, Boutiqueaholics, Crazy Legs, Gaby & Olivia, Jessica Galindo, LVCK, Red Stitch, and Winky Designs
Art Galleries: Blackbird Studios, Disney Fine Arts, The High Points, and Lil’ Art Bodega
Food & Beverage: Big Ern’s BBQ, Bin 702, The Boozery, Pinches Tacos, and Pork & Beans
Small Eateries: CupKates, ChillSpot, Las Vegas Kettle Corn, Simply Pure, and Sweet Spot
Specialty: Bolt Barbers, CatalystCreativ, Jojo’s Jerky, Hair & Nail Salon, The Mob Museum, The Neon Museum, Qualifyor Corp, Trikke Las Vegas, The Vapor Loft, and Wellthily
Home Decor: Alios, Art Box, BluMarble, Fresh Wata, and IPME