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The Basics: Franchising a Restaurant

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What is (and isn’t) a Franchise Franchising is not restricted to restaurants, although that’s probably the most common use of the word, and the subject of our blog post today. Franchising is a contractual relationship that allows restaurant chains to grow their business and distribute goods through a licensing relationship. The franchisor specifies products and […]

Three Ways Shipping Containers Add Value to Commercial Real Estate

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If you’ve seen our work with Sparkman Wharf, you’ve already seen the incredible impact that shipping containers can have on a real estate developer’s portfolio. Not only are these structures delivered faster than traditional construction methods and built to be mobile, but they also help you add and build value in your portfolio. We propose […]

How to Plan a Shipping Container Pop-Up

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Let’s start with the basics: What is a pop-up?   Pop-ups may be the most versatile and approachable means for retail businesses to test their ideas and grow their following. To the world, pop-ups mean one thing: temporary. How that limited-time opportunity takes shape is a little more flexible. Some pop-up shops happen in vacant […]

Sparkman Warf Tampa Container Restaurants: Sneak Peek

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Sparkman Warf, a creative mixed-use redevelopment near Water Street Tampa, was born from the former Channelside Bay Plaza retail center, located along the Garrison Channel in downtown Tampa. SPP, along with Groundswell Studios saw the potential in the space to become Tampa’s waterfront destination for work, outdoor recreation, and dining.   Among the other upgrades […]

Behind Boxman Studios’ Brand

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Matched only by the innovative designs and iconic structures we produce, Boxman Studios’ logo is the heart of our brand. It is responsible for accurately conveying who we are, our mission, and our value to clients. It communicates how our process and products differ from our competitors and it supports our brand with visually distinct characteristics. […]

What Should Developers Know About Vitality in Urban Design?

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When we think about the precipice of community gathering, we conjure up images of ancient agoras and mid-century bazaars. These iconic city-centers are where people gathered before chatrooms, where they shopped before e-commerce, and where they told stories before social media. These were the center of life. And ever since these community cornerstones crumbled away […]

Food Brands Need Experiential Sampling. Here’s Why:

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This post was originally published on 12/13/2016. Due to its popularity, it was updated with new information on 6/20/2018. Food brands all face the same challenge. Without sampling, it’s nearly impossible to convince someone to become a reoccurring customer. When asked by Sampling Advisors, “What would induce you to try a new product or brand?”, […]

Watch us Build a Shipping Container Tower

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Tribridge Residential is grabbing up space in the Charlotte Market. But they aren’t just packing in multifamily housing. They’re working hard to ensure that each new development fosters community, adds value to the area, and reflects the unique aesthetic of each neighborhood. One of their four recently acquired properties sits at the heart of Charlotte’s […]

Here’s the Low-Down on Ghost Restaurants

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If you’re drawn to the idea of food truck or shipping container restaurants, we’ve landed on a new trend that’s sure to get your entrepreneurial brain buzzing. Ghost restaurants are an interesting phenomenon born from the digital age and a growing demand for a variety of quality food, delivered straight to customers. If you’re asking […]

A Short History of Shipping Container Architecture (and Everything Else You Wanted to Know)

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In this article we will explore: A Short History of Shipping Container Architecture What is Shipping Container Architecture? Shipping Container Building Codes 4 Shipping Container Architecture Trends How are Shipping Containers Changing Urban Development? Examples of Shipping Container Architecture Why Use Shipping Container Architecture? Feel free to skip ahead to topics that interest you. A […]