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Boxville

Address

332 E. 51st St.

Neighborhood

Bronzeville

Builder

Michael Beavers, Jared James, Sharon Samuels, James Silvestro, Darin Triplett, 2014-2020

Website

boxville.org

Description

Located at CTA Green Line and 51st Street, Boxville is Chicago’s first shipping container-based retail center and street food market. Starting with one box—the Bike Box in 2014—which provides affordable bike repair in the heart of Bronzeville, Boxville has become a 17-container open-air marketplace full of art, music, food and a variety of entrepreneurial businesses. Boxville received the inaugural MacArthur Foundation Placemaking Award in 2019 for its role in transforming 51st Street. Boxville continues to grow and guests will be welcomed by multiple outdoor enterprises and events.