Box Availability & Pricing 2018

Boxville, Chicago’s first street food market and container mall, serves Bronzeville residents and visitors with one-of-a-kind products and everyday necessities, while offering community entrepreneurs accessible spaces for building their enterprises.  Our goal is to build a community of business and social entrepreneurs that will move our enterprises — and our neighborhood — forward. 


The 2018 Boxville season is currently open with an expanded set of 20 ft and 10 ft retail spaces in refurbished shipping containers available for 7days/week operation. During June these boxes will be complemented by table-based retail and other supportive programming occurring on“Boxville Market Days” Wednesdays 4-7p & Sundays 12-4p.  All box tenants must operate during those hours, at minimum.  Market support will be expanded in July. 

Boxville 2018 offers boutique boxes, food boxes, and plaza tables for rental.  Boutique boxes (including the BikeBox and Gallery Box) are reserved for non-food items.  Food boxes are designed for food but can also accommodate other retail items.  Rental rates include lighting and electric service, with all other items provided by the tenant.Plaza Tables are assigned retail spaces on the Boxville market plaza and come with a 6’ or 4’ table.


Availability and Pricing are as follows:

BikeBox: 20 ft box with wrap-around deck & awning for bike repair, retail and hospitality use. (1st Week: $400 / 2nd Week: $250 / Monthly: $800)

Food Box: 20 ft box with window service for food use (no black iron). (1st Week: $400 / 2nd Week: $250 / Monthly: $800)

Gallery Box: 20 ft box with glass entry door for retail and gallery use. (1st Week: $400 / 2nd Week: $250 / Monthly: $800)

Boutique MicroBox: 10 ft. box with glass entry door for retail use. (1st Week: $250 / 2nd Week: $150 / Monthly: $500)

Food MicroBox: 10 ft food box with window service (no black iron). (1st Week: $250 / 2nd Week: $150 / Monthly: $500)

Plaza Tables: 6 ft x 2.5 ft tables around perimeter and 4 ft x 2 ft tables in center of plaza. (2 market days = $70 / 1 market day = $40)


An additional $50 security deposit is required.

Rental applications are reviewed by the Boxville team. Priority is given to entrepreneurs who share in the goals of Boxville, offer a unique and/or handmade product or service that isn’t already available in Boxville, and have a strong connection with the Bronzeville community. After an initial review, we may invite you for a tour and a discussion of your goals, product, service approach, and team.


*BikeBox is currently not available for rent at this time.



Boxville is powered by Urban Juncture Foundation and is part of the Bronzeville Cookin’ initiative that is working to use cuisine to revitalize the neighborhoods around51st and the CTA Green Line.