A new development is taking shape at Spanish Fort Town Center, and with it comes a new concept in food and beverage service.

Work is well underway on a container park dubbed "The Fort." It will be home to eight businesses that will operate out of converted shipping containers. It will be the first development of its kind by property owner Cypress Equities of Dallas.

Seven of the tenants have been named. They are Dragonfly Taco Bar, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Soul Bowlz, SnoBiz, Duece Coop, Breakers Coffee, Spanish Fort Pizza Company, and a local craft beer bar.

The developer plans on building several of these container parks and said the green concept is trending.

"It's something that's good for the community and everybody is embracing it, but it does provide this incredible experience where people are going to be able to come and sit, relax and have a good meal and have a drink possible and then be able to enjoy the surroundings like this beautiful day here," said Jake Sczzepanski of Cypress Equities.

The containers will arrive on site in October. The Fort is expected to open sometime in November.

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