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While heavy rain did hamper construction last week, a good number of the new container shops and eateries have been serving customers since last weekend, and the SmorgasBar beer garden-style food court by Brooklyn Flea (the creators of Brooklyn’s popular Smorgasburg) seems to already be a hit with hungry visitors. The food and drink vendors (located on Front St.) include local favorites like Asia DogBlue Marble Ice CreamBrooklyn Oyster Party, Brooklyn Soda WorksKelvin Natural Slush Co.LandhausMilk Truck Grilled CheesePizza MotoRed Hook Lobster PoundRice & Miso Everyday and Fonda, but Brooklyn Flea plans to add more names to the bunch and rotate throughout the summer.

If you need a cold beverage to wash down your meal, a bar located inside a refurbished shipping container has been pouring out beers, wines, and spirits, and an additional watering hole on top of another shipping container is in the works. SHoP says they hope to open the second bar (which will also have outdoor seating overlooking Pier 17) tonight.

Those looking to pick up some souvenirs will also find an assortment of pop-up retail shops located inside reclaimed shipping containers on Fulton St. Confirmed vendors include  Birdhouse Jewelry, Intaglio Antique Prints & Maps, Kate DurkinLoyalty & BloodSheepshead DesignSKT Ceramics and It’Sugar, but Howard Hughes is still in the process of adding more tenants.

SmorgasBar will be open throughout October, Sunday-Thursday from 11am-10pm and Friday-Saturday from 11am-11pm.

For more photos of the shipping container mall, click through our gallery.


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