Shipping Container to Shopping Opportunity


Repurposed shipping containers have been popping up around the Bay Area at a rapid pace, and though the steel structures can be used for a variety of purposes, including housing, they’ve found a nearly perfect fit as small-scale shops and restaurants. Tour two successful projects in uptown Oakland to hear from the designers and business owners about how this building form has created not just shopping opportunities but micro-communities. Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

+ Martha Trela / UrbanBloc
+ Jerry Jameson / UrbanBloc
+ Keba Konte / Red Bay Coffee
+ Amie Bailey / Humphry Slocombe
+ Mike Ghielmetti / Signature Development
+ Jennifer Campbell / Urban Remedy


Thank you to Humphry Slocombe for providing free scoops to tour participants.


Tour details will be sent to registered attendees in advance of the tour date


$10, SPUR members only
Limit 25 registrants

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Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

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