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Repurposed Shipping Containers | Dequindre Cut Freight Yard

Repurposed Shipping Containers can be used for a variety of purposes beyond their original use for transporting goods across long distances. Today, we’re going to look at a brand new installation of repurposed shipping containers, the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard. In fact, this latest outpost just opened over Memorial Day Weekend. Here’s what you need to know.

Dequindre Cut Freight Yard

Weekly Shopping and Entertainment in Detroit at the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard

The city of Detroit has been making serious efforts in recent years to revitalize itself in terms of providing greater amenities for the city’s residents. One such effort is a new shipping container installation along the Dequindre Cut Greenway. This green space provides walking and biking trails, bringing a bit of nature right into the heart of the city, the perfect location to situate the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard as an attraction for all to enjoy.

Nine shipping containers are lined up along the riverfront and five more create a central hub. Every weekend throughout the summer, the Detroit Dequindre Cut freight yard will welcome local vendors, food trucks, DJs, and more. The weekly event will feature a Biergarten as well to make the atmosphere even more fun.

The Dequindre Cut Freight Yard is the brainchild of local students at Lawrence Technological University and Western International High School. The students came up with the idea for the project, conducted all of the planning and research, and installed the shipping containers at their destination. An artist and entrepreneur incubator called Ponyride handled the preparation and modification of the shipping containers to get them ready for installation.

The initial plan is to keep the shipping containers in place throughout the summer of 2018. It is unclear whether the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard will remain in place for future years. It will all depend on how successful the project is in its current incarnation. The hope is that local residents and tourists alike will enjoy spending time at the Freight Yard each weekend, giving them a chance to enjoy this beautiful part of the city while also supporting local artisans and food service outlets.

Stock Up for Your Shipping Container Project

If you are feeling inspired after hearing about this new shipping container installation, there has never been a better time to start working on your intended project. Here at Port Containers USA, we can help you find the perfect shipping containers to suit your needs and preferences. We offer a wide range of styles of shipping container for sale or for rent, depending on whether your project is to be a permanent installation or a temporary pop-up.

Our team will be happy to tell you more about the various types of shipping container to help you decide which styles make the most sense for your project. We’ll take the time to answer all of your questions and will work with your budget. Although our shipping containers have been previously used, we rigorously inspect each one to ensure that it is still of high quality. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our available shipping containers so that you can get your project off the ground.