BUFFALO, NY - By now you might be familiar with the Canalside vendors' market.
Local artisans set up shop near the water to do business. This summer, they're getting an actual building.
Actually, they're getting refabricated shipping containers
Watts Architecture and Engineering, in collaboration with local companies Buffalo Out Front and Spielman Frabrication, are making each container new again.
"We have a lot of moveable lighting in there, a lot of convenience outlets so they can hook up ... cash registers, they can hook up fans, heaters in the winter," said Dan Chorley of Watts Architecture and Engineering. "We're trying to make it just an open space where the vendors can set up as they please."
The repurposed shipping containers will look totally different in the coming weeks as doors are attached and paint is applied.