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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 […]

Should you Buy Or Rent A Shipping Container For your Pop Up Event?

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This post was originally published on 12/9/2013. Due to its popularity, it was updated with new information on 7/11/2018. We’re faced with this quandary all the time. Should I buy a home or rent? Should I purchase a car or lease? Should I make the commitment to buy all my favorite movies or just subscribe […]

3 Ways Shipping Container Displays Can Make Trade Shows Easy

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This post was originally published on 6/11/2013. Due to its popularity, it was updated with new information on 6/20/2018.   Trade shows and easy: two words that planners don’t often put together. Trade show participation is a challenge, combining the pressure of a complex, time-sensitive logistical operation with the unique opportunity for one-on-one branded customer […]

With container leases this good, you’ll ditch tent rentals forever

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Agencies looking for event leases often run into the same problem: everything looks pretty much the same. Tents come in a handful of standard sizes and designs. Event venues have many of the same aesthetic features. Mobile events are all made from the same 5 kinds of vehicle (more or less). Shipping containers, on the […]

Can High School Psychology Teach You About Experiential Retail?

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What is Experiential Retail? Experiential Retail is a strategy used in the retail landscape to increase engagement, interest, and traffic in physical retail locations. It provides an opportunity for brands to connect in one-on-one interactions with their customers. Theoretically, these interactions happen in an environment where happy and powerful memories are being made. While the […]

What can musicians teach you about your next pop-up?

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Five years ago, Beyoncé took the music industry by storm when she released her fifth, self-titled album. Beyoncé was so unique because each song had an accompanying music video and that the album released unexpectedly. The recording process was secretive and the album itself suddenly appeared on the iTunes Music Store without any promotion. When […]

Boxman Studios and Advent Coworking Join Forces for Open Street 704

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One of our core beliefs at Boxman is that public spaces should be designed and built to encourage community. So, when we were given the opportunity to partner with Advent Coworking and participate in the Charlotte event, Open Streets 704, we couldn’t wait to start brainstorming activation ideas. Open Streets 704 powered by BlueCross BlueShield […]

The Intern’s Social Media Advice: Don’t wait for perfection to begin

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When businesses start using social media to promote their concept, there’s a solid chance that they’ll experience some initial anxiety. Social media influencers and marketing gurus all give the same advice; “Be authentic.” It sounds obvious, but you might be surprised by how many struggle to share the raw, genuine content that speaks to followers. […]