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This traveling restaurant will make you want to pack your bag and cook out of a shipping container.

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The idea of a traveling restaurant is cool. Before starting Boxman Studios, our own CEO even ideated around a seasonal oyster bar that would move between Charleston and the Florida Keys. But starting a new business is scary, especially when it’s around a totally new idea, in an industry where your location and brand awareness […]

Three Ways to Turn Your Vacant Parking Lot into a Cash Cow

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Parking lots are a problem for retail developers, anchor tenants, and parking management companies. The overarching challenge is ultimately, there are too many parking spots and many of them are rarely (if ever) used. In urban centers and downtown areas parking can consume up to 14% of incorporated land. The reason for this is twofold. […]

3 Ways the G-Tainer Transforms Your Exhibit

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We have some big news we’re excited to share! To continue our pursuit of innovation in the event industry, we’ve partnered with an outstanding company that will bring our event offerings to a completely new level!   G-SMATT (our new best friends) are the exclusive creator and provider of G-Glass. The industry-changing commercial grade glass is embedded with micro-LED […]

An Exhaustive Guide to Event Marketing with Shipping Containers

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Event Marketing is how we got our start. It’s been our bread and butter for over 10 years and now we want to share our knowledge with the world! Today is the starting point for this piece, but it is intended to be exhaustive. So, if there are questions you have about event marketing with […]

Great Shipping Container Restaurants Start with Mobile Kitchen Design

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How do you design a kitchen in a big steel box? The same way you design any building or interior: with your goals and objectives top of mind. What do you need it to do for you? What do you want to accomplish? Admittedly, mobile kitchen design is more challenging when you have 320 square […]

A Business Case for Shipping Container Convenience Stores  

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Overview  Convenience stores are small retail businesses, typically found off major highways and connected to fueling stations. Fuel is an important component of the convenience store business model, but you might be surprised to learn that these stores rarely turn a profit on petrol sales alone. Convenience stores sell nearly 80% of the fuel purchased in the […]

How Coopers Ferry Engineers Inclusive Prosperity in Camden

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About Coopers Ferry Partnership  Coopers Ferry Partnership (CFP) is a leading organization focused on redeveloping the Camden, NJ waterfront and revitalizing the city’s downtown area. For over 30 years, CFP has been facilitating the revival of the City of Camden by creating environments where people want to live, work, visit, study, and invest.  The group supports Camden in its pursuit of an established economic base. Most importantly, they help Camden develop the city’s […]

8 Experiential Activation Examples We Love

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Warner Brothers Blade Runner 2049 Experience About the Agency: Giant Spoon  Giant Spoon is an agency that was built to create culture, to find ways for brands to integrate seamlessly into the swirl of experiences that surround us. About the Activation: Years after Blade Runner’s first debut, Giant Spoon was tasked with creating an immersive […]

Beyond the Box. Boxman Studios’ Design Process

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Depending on who you are, the reasons you’re interested in shipping container architecture may vary. For environmental advocates, reusing cargo containers that might otherwise be left to rust away in a port is an exciting prospect. For those driven to realize ROI, the potential to reduce construction timelines and bring a business to market faster […]

What is a Pop Up Shop?

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Pops up shops, in short, are temporary retail stores. Pop ups are named to emphasize their unexpected arrival and departure from a location, and that’s their greatest appeal. They have the uncanny ability to invigorate the energy around a brand, a product, a retail destination, or a special date. When they’re managed well, and designed […]