New Shipping Container Bar To Open In Stockton
Locals in Stockton could soon be buying their Friday night drinks from a shipping container if plans to redevelop Regent Park take shape.
The disused car sales pitch site on Prince Regent Street will be transformed into a micropub and events space, according to Teeside Live.
Developers have published artist’s impressions of their plans for the area, which includes having a double-storey metal container offering undercover and open-air seating areas, as well as a bar.
It is thought this area, which will also have an inner courtyard with seats and TV screens, will be Stockton’s equivalent of Stack in Newcastle’s city centre.
The Stack project took over an old Odeon cinema site, and has become hugely popular among locals. It now boasts teepees and a two-storey container, offering eating, drinking and shopping facilities.
Stockton Council is currently looking at the proposals for Regent Park and is yet to reveal whether it will approve the plans.
If it is given the go ahead, it will help put Regent Quarter on the map, as it has become one of the town’s trendiest areas over the last few years. The independent businesses already at the site include micropubs Dr Inks and Looking Glass, nightclubs Ku Bar, Storytellers and Thirsty Souls, and a live music venue.
The shipping container bar could prove to be just as popular with locals, as a North Wales coffee roastery has shown how successful these units can be.
Heartland Coffee uses one shipping container to pack its newly roasted coffee at its Llandudno headquarters, a second as a storeroom, and in it's third it has set up a coffee bar. Open five days a week, the pop-up café enables customers to enjoy its produce right on its doorstep.