Fun shipping container pop-up shops return to downtown Vancouver for the summer

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      A shipping container situated outside the West Plaza of Shaw Tower (1067 West Cordova Street) will be home to a rotating selection of local vendors, retailers, and a fitness concept this summer.

      The seasonal pop-up series officially kicked off this week, and runs daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until September 21.

      It’s currently home to Dipped Doughnut Co., a local sweet shops that serves up 100-percent vegan doughnuts. Guests can pick up mouthwatering flavours like chocolate dipped, raspberry jelly filled, and matcha through June 15.

      The second featured tenant will be Flourgirl Baking (June 16 to 23), run by two vegan cooks who specialize in creating sweet and savoury vegan buns.

      Last year's Ride Cycle pop-up attacted many guests.
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      The Shipping Container has a jam-packed line-up through the end of the summer, and will also host a number of other local businesses such as Vancouver swimwear line Beth Richards, cheese-and-charcuterie board maker MERcuterie, Mexican-meets-West Coast eatery Tacofino, fresh juice and smoothie company the Juice Truck, indoor cycling studio Ride Cycle Club, frozen-treats shop Mister Ice Cream, and beauty company Fig, among others.

      Created by developer Westbank, the unique pop-up shops are a preview of the five shipping containers that will be installed at Vancouver House’s Beach District.

      The planned food and drink destination underneath the spiraling, 59-storey building is scheduled to be completed later this year, and will also be home to a Fresh Street Market grocery store and London Drugs.

      For a full calendar of the summer pop-up series, click here.