A new outdoor hub for food, beer, coffee, live music and events is headed to the East Village.
The Quartyard, a pop-up marketplace that'll be open seven days a week, is destined to fill a 30,000-square-foot vacant lot at the the corner of Park and Market (1102 Market Street).
It's spearheaded by RAD LAB, a young group of entrepreneurs that includes alums of San Diego's NewSchool of Architecture + Design, whose thesis was a proposal for this project.
A successful Kickstarter campaign helped enable the team to secure a 28-month lease with the city and begin retrofitting the recycled shipping containers that will house their tenants. COO David Loewenstein told Eater that they hope to use this design to activate open spaces all over San Diego and California.
When the East Village site opens in Summer 2014, it'll hold a second outpost of Mission Hills coffee kiosk Meshuggah Shack, a yet-unnamed new food concept from Scott Slater of Slater's 50/50 and a 10,000-square-foot beer garden operated by Best Beverage Catering, which runs bars at Coachella and Outside Lands.
The local craft beer bar will be housed in a shipping container, surrounded by plenty of seating and an outdoor space that's kid and pet-friendly.
The Quartyard will also include stalls for a rotating cast of food trucks, host a weekly Thursday night market featuring local vendors, and be able to be reconfigured for all manner of events, from live bands to public and private gatherings.
· RAD LAB [Official Site]
· Quartyard [Official Site]