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New Freight Yard at the Dequindre Cut to preview during Harvestfest

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October 21

Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

Visitors to this weekend’s Harvestfest at the Dequinidre Cut will get a preview of a new addition to the greenway. A shipping container Freight Yard—with artisans, food vendors, music, and a biergarten—will have a grand opening in spring 2018 and a preview October 21.

The Freight Yard is located along the Dequindre Cut between Wilkins and Division Streets in the Eastern Market area. The Freight Yard has nine shipping containers installed in a pattern, with a centerpiece that features five shipping containers stacked on top of each other to house a DJ booth and retail space. We can also expect lighting, furnishings, and colorful art from local artists.

The Freight Yard is a partnership between the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, Build Institute, Lawrence Technological University, Western International High School, Ponyride, and Groundswell Design Group.

“The Freight Yard will transform the way people interact with the Dequindre Cut,” said Mark Wallace, president & CEO of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. “The Cut is perfect for recreation and exercise, and as a connection between Eastern Market and the riverfront. The Freight Yard will provide a local food destination at the Cut and serve as a hub for local entrepreneurs.”

Harvestfest runs from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 21 throughout the Cut. Expect pumpkins, trick or treating, hayrides, music, and more. Both Harvestfest and the Freight Yard preview are free, with food and drink available to purchase.

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