We’ve taken something that you’ve known and loved – the AREA 506 Vendor Village – and turned it into an amazing experience on the Saint John waterfront.
In June 2022, we opened the full waterfront experience with a diverse collection of retail shops, a performance space, a waterfront Container Lounge, food trucks, public art and pop-up activities. All wrapped up in more than 60 shipping containers, celebrating everything that’s cool about our identity as a Port City.
We’ve curated an amazing array of vendors to kick this thing off.
AREA 506 | BeaverTails | Bella’s Traditional Ice Cream | Boatique | Bruce County Nut & Fudge | Candy World | Cannabis NB | The Donut Bar | East Coast Lifestyle | El Patron Taco Truck | Epoch Chemistry Coffee House | Explore NB | Gahan House Port City | Harbourview Emporium | Kennedy Maple Farms | Mint Rentals | The NB Box | NB Museum | Noble Exotic | The Port Pod | The Saint John Region Welcome Centre | Saint John Sea Dogs Hockey Club | SJTL | The Sugar Spider | Together Designs | UNESCO Stonehammer Geopark | The Vagabond Studios |
Regular hours in the Container Village are Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm with extended hours for cruise ships and special events — check our social channels for the most up-to-date info.
Well, that depends. Involved how? If you’re a potential volunteer, sponsor, musician or performance artist, hit us up using the form on our CONTACT page and the appropriate team member will get back to you.
If you’re a vendor and looking to get involved, here are a few things to keep in mind:
We’ve focused interest in the Village into five categories to help us curate a well-rounded group of vendors and to satisfy interest and demand from cruise passengers, residents and regional tourists:
If you’d like more information on the Expression of Interest (EOI) Process, submit your interest using this form.
Once you’ve filled out the form, you will receive an email from us containing the formal EOI documentation, as well as an offer to organize a call or video conference to discuss the details.
We have two options:
1. A 40’ container with two retail spaces.
2. A 20’ container with one retail space.
Each retail shop will include a garage door and a person-door to ensure retailers have options depending on how beautiful a day it is.
The insides of the containers? At the end of the day, those will look however the individual vendors decide to deck them out and bring the space to life!
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