As the Triangle continues to grow and develop, the area around RTP, I-40 and Rte 147 has seen a glut of building activity. Given the upcoming Apple campus in this area it probably shouldn’t be a surprise! And one of the newest developments is Boxyard RTP: a complex built from shipping containers next to the Frontier corporate office space.
I visited a similar development in New Mexico called Green Jeans which utilizes standard shipping containers that are usually 8′ wide by 8′ high and 20′ to 40′ long. It’s a cool concept and good option to re-use these commonly, discarded containers. And while the complex officially opened in June, not all scheduled vendors are open yet and will do so over the year.
But for right now (November 2021) you can enjoy four food vendors, two drink vendors (and some retail) ranging from barbeque to baked goods, coffee, beer and sweets.
- Lawrence BBQ (Smoked meats)
- Lagoon Leisure Bar (Cocktails)
- Buzzy Bakes (Bakery)
- Beyu Caffe (Coffee)
- Wonder Puff (Cotton Candy)
- Fullsteam RTP (Beer, Pizza)
- Carrburritos (Mexican)
- Bulkogi (Korean)
Once you’ve gotten your eats or sweets, head on over to the covered patio to enjoy! Boxyard RTP also has a second level with more seating and a catbird view of the main hangout area. The color palette of bright reds, whites and blues are super patriotic and work well for the space.
Two of the newest businesses at Boxyard RTP are focused on adult beverages: Lagoon Bar and Fullsteam RTP.
And while the vendors continue to spin up at Boxyard RTP, expect more and more activities and events here. Over the course of the past two months I’ve run into a pop-up market, yoga class, and DJ spinning tunes for the crowd.
Don’t miss the cool dragon mural on the side of the building along with the dog park out back!
I’ll be adding to this post over the upcoming months as businesses open up at Boxyard RTP. And while there’s still work to be done, the development is off to a great start and I’m looking forward to upcoming vendors like Fullsteam Brewery and Carrburritos.