by Eric Sandy
Small Box is a marketplace featuring stores made from converted shipping containers. The first three tenants, Cleveland Browns Official Team Shop, Banyan Box, and The Wardrobe will be open five days a week. Adjacent to the stores is a cozy pocket park called The Lawn, featuring seating and planters made from salvaged materials.The initiative came about via funding from Enterprise and Ohio Savings Bank last year (a jury prize of $10,000 and a $10,000 grant). This year, the crowdsourced awards will be given out to two of four competing projects: West Side Bike Share, Design [Re]Build, The Historic Log House Village, and Building Up Lakewood. Check out each project over at Green City Blue Lake's awesome blog.