Nine shipping containers along the Dequindre Cut bike and pedestrian path will open this Saturday in the Eastern Market neighborhood, hosting food trucks, live music, and local shops. Students from Lawrence Technological University and Western International High School created the designs, constructed the pieces, and then installed the project between Division Street and Wilkins Street. The Grand Opening on Saturday will host food trucks from Yum Village and The Drunken Rooster and will feature local vendors Pot & Box, Mend on the Move, Salikas Jewels, and the Hip Hop Bake Shop.
The Freight Yards first debuted at Harvestfest last October and attracted large crowds. This summer’s rendition kicks off on Saturday from 11am to 10pm and runs every Friday evening through Sunday until September 16. Crain’s Detroit detailed the application information for local entrepreneurs to obtain space to peddle their wares:
“All local entrepreneurs are invited to submit applications online on a rolling basis. The vending fee is $40 per day, $70 for a weekend and $265 for a month. For Build Institute graduates, the fees are $35, $60 and $225, respectively.”
The opening day celebration also includes a BYOB night of camping hosted by Detroit Up North. “Camping on the Cut” is offering 10-person campsites along with food, music, games, and yoga. The camping event is reserved for those 21 and older and costs $25 per person. Registration can be found here.
By Jared Hoffman
Research Associate, JMJ Phillip Group