We’ve taken the AREA 506 Vendor Village to the next level.

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.

I’m interested! Tell me more.

When is the Village open?

We opened on June 8th, and the Village will close for the 2022 season on November 6th at 5PM

Until then, regular hours for shops in the Container Village are Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 6PM and Sundays 12 noon to 5PM. We have some extended hours on days when there’s a cruise ship in town or for special events. When in doubt, check Facebook or Instagram.

The Village will open again in the spring of 2023. To be notified of the latest news and updates in the meantime, sign up for the mailing list.

My business would be a perfect fit here! How can I get involved?

Exciting! We want to hear more, so drop us a line and tell us a little bit about your business. We’ll have the right team member contact you with the details you need.

We’ve focused interest in the Village into a few categories to help us curate a well-rounded group of vendors and to satisfy interest and demand from cruise passengers, residents and regional tourists:

  • Local Products
  • National Retail Brands
  • Services
  • Local Art & Gifts
  • Food & Beverage

Get in touch for more info.

What are the options for retail space in the Village?

We have two options:

1. A 40’ container with two retail spaces.

40' Retail Space diagram

2. A 20’ container with one retail space.

20' Retail Space diagram

Each retail space will include a garage door and a person-door.

Inside 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!