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Shipping containers have been used for residential purposes, agriculture, and even swimming pools. Following operations at Adams Gateway, LA, containers from the ports of Los Angeles and Moncton will be used to create SteelCraft, an open-air restaurant in Moncton.

The project, which will officially open on February 3, includes nine artisanal restaurants: Steelhead Coffee, Smog City Brewery, Desano Pizza Bakery, Worker Kitchen, Tajima, Waffelliebe, Pig Pen Delicacy, Fresh Shave and Lovesome Chocolates.


Nicole Moore, 47, center, spreads love at her Lovesome Chocolates store at Steelcraft in Moncton.

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Waffle Love is one of Steelcraft’s artisanal restaurants that converted old shipping containers from the ports of Moncton and Los Angeles.

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An espresso from Steelhead Coffee, one of the Steelcraft restaurants.

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Mike and Dorene Reed from Moncton visit the Steelcraft Outdoor Food Court.

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Josh Hernandez, 17, of Carson, walks through the SteelCraft room in Moncton.

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Michael Foss, 27, serves coffee from a metal shipping container at Steelhead Coffee in the Steelcraft open-air food court in Moncton.

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“It all started with our love of food and the city and creating an environment that brings people together,” says project manager Kim Gros, who lives nearby in the Bixby Knolls area of ​​Moncton.

Why build with shipping containers? “We value three things,” says Gros. “Building a community, celebrating the craft of good food and drink, and sustainability and restoration.”

In addition to the reused metal bins that have long been part of Moncton’s identity, the complex has communal picnic tables made from reclaimed wood welded and manufactured in Moncton, as well as bike racks made from recycled materials.

SteelCraft is located at 3768 Moncton Blvd. in Moncton. Steelhead Coffee, Smog City Brewery, Desano Pizza Bakery, Waffle Love and Lovesome Chocolates have opened. The rest will follow on February 3rd.

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