Compact shops bringing retail back to Downtown


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Inspired by an iconic London development, the Boxyard is constructed of shipping containers that endured 8-12 years of international travel.


opened dec. 2016

Tulsa, OK



Nelson+Stowe Development



Ross Group



Cisco Containers

Feeling boxed in by your regular shopping locales? Looking for something new in Tulsa? The Boxyard isn't your ordinary destination, let alone shopping experience. Diverse in selection and even a bit odd, there is something to interest everybody.

Come see for yourself how "cargotechture" and local small businesses have combined to become a hub of retail, food, and beverages. The views aren't half bad either. 

You can read more about the development below and we hope to see you soon.


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number of repurposed containers



residing businesses



 avg. store size

320 - 640 sqft.


 Businesses open and operating


Breaking ground in June of 2016, the endeavor by Nelson+Stowe Development and the Ross Group officially opened December 10th of the same year. Less than a year out from the Boxyard's emergence to the public, the micro-retail shopping center was fully leased. With 20 different businesses in occupancy, it could arguably be the densest retail in Oklahoma.

A hub for entrepreneurship and small businesses, many of the stores are first time ventures or second locales. Variety is evident. Where else can you find a devoted science store yards from a authentic Mexican cuisine? Better yet, where else can you indulge in gourmet micro-batch ice cream to follow a clean shave? 

Pulling no punches with the puns, OPEN Container is a full service bar opening out onto a second story patio. Guests drink in the views as much as they do the libations. 

Learn more about the stores.



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