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Bristol Shipping Container Cluster Gets New Food Offering

A cluster of recycled shipping containers in Bristol’s Harbourside area is set to add another culinary option for hungry visitors.

CARGO 2 is located at Wapping Wharf, with various retailers selling their wares from the converted containers. The latest will be the Choux Box Patisserie, which opened its first store in Bath last year and is now preparing to add this second site, Business Live reports.

The firm was founded by award-winning Somerset pastry chef Orlando Partner, who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants, and will take over one of two units vacated by Loop Massage after the firm moved to larger premises nearby. The Cider Box Bar was recently announced as the new occupants of the other.

Mr Partner told the news provider he was “beyond excited” at the prospect of the firm opening the new Bristol outlet on September 17th.

“We cannot wait to share our delicious patisserie and to try out some incredible new flavours with the people of Bristol and the Wapping Wharf community," he remarked.

The cluster of recycled shipping containers includes around 40 small businesses, with others including meat business the Jolly Hog, co-founded by former rugby player Olly Kohn.

Many more small businesses might want to buy a used shipping container to use as a small shopping outlet, either as a single unit in a location where the right size of premises is otherwise unavailable or as part of a cluster in the manner of Wapping Wharf.

Examples of single units used to provide services to passing trade include the Boxcar at Cults Railway Station in Aberdeen, located conveniently for walkers on the Deeside Way.

Founder John McKenzie launched the outlet as the first phase of a new café at the site earlier this summer. He told the Press and Journal it took “around a month” to convert the shipping container into a kitchen.

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