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At long last, the 56,000-square-foot Container Park from Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and his Downtown Project urban redevelopment company opens this afternoon to showcase dining options, boutiques and more in pre-built shipping containers and purpose-built "X Cube" building structures.
Enter through Fremont Street to access the park that contains The Catalyst Dome, a 360-degree video projection space, the fire-breathing praying mantis from Burning Man and a 24-foot Swiss Family Robinson tree house.
The Container Park itself will be free of charge and open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays and until 1 a.m on weekends. Retailers open at 10 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. during the week and 11 p.m. on weekends. Restaurants open at 11 a.m. close at 11 p.m. and stay open until 1 a.m. weekends. Individual tenants can choose their own schedules within those park guidelines. Curfew hours for those under 21 will apply when necessary.
Here's a look at all the retail options anticipated in the park:
Bolt Barbers: The first Nevada outpost for infamous Los Angeles barbershop. They occupy the most interesting building on the site, and maybe Downtown, in a former train box car and caboose behind the main stage.
Jojo's Jerky: Selling jerky, nuts, spices, marinades and pickles.
Vapor Loft: Electronic cigarettes.
Trikke Academy: A dealer for Trikke, a three-wheeled scooter-like vehicle, who will also offer organized tours around the neighborhood.
Alios: Quality light fixtures.
Art Box: Hand crafted products including jewelry and accessories.
BluMarble: Recycled beer and liquor bottles re-purposed into tumblers, jewelry and gifts.
Fresh Wata: Chairs, small tables, ottomans, robot salt and pepper shakers and novelties.
International Port Management Enterprise: A showroom for a seller of re-purposed shipping containers.
Blackbird Studios: Art and gifts
Disney Fine Arts: Disney fine art and animation collectibles.
The High Points: Fine art photography.
Lil' Art Bodega: Art supplies, paintings, prints, vinyl and DIY toys.
702 DTLV: Women's casual apparel, jewelry and accessories including "702 dtlv" branded items.
American Vagabond: Women's clothing including dresses, tops and accessories.
Boutiqueaholics: Clothing and accessories from national and international markets.
Crazy Legs: Women's leggings, tops, jewelry and handbags.
Gaby & Olivia: Jewelry and women's fashion accessories including scarves, hats, gloves, bags and sunglasses.
Jessica Galindo Fine Art & Leather Couture: Fine art on canvas, leather accessories, handbags, necklaces.