Quartyard is returning to the East Village after a short hiatus, with a public ground-breaking scheduled for Wednesday, November 1 and the aim of reopening in January 2018. Composed of shipping containers, the urban park was first developed by a team of students at the neighboring NewSchool of Architecture + Design as a way to activate underutilized city land. The project ran for two years at its previous location at 11th and Market and shuttered this past June; its new site is less 500 feet away at 1301 Market.
Though it will now span a slightly smaller footprint, the second iteration of Quartyard will still contain all of its key elements, ranging from an outdoor beer garden with 25 taps and a full cocktail bar to a cafe and the Canteen eatery operated by Best Beverage Catering which serves salads, flatbread pizza, sandwiches and more. General manager Justin Navalle tells Eater that they also plan on offering themed pop-up culinary experiences. Other features transferring over to the new event space include a dog run, a stage for concerts and a rotating art wall. As construction begins, the team is currently offering bricks, priced from $69 to $179, that will be inscribed and placed at the entrance to the venue.