When Eric Silverstein, owner of local fave restaurant and caterer The Peached Tortilla, announced last March that the company would be branching out with a new events space, he explained that the design idea was inspired by London’ BoxPark—a multi-use, public commercial complex made entirely of retrofitted shipping containers. He thought the incorporation of shipping containers would help achieve the modern, urban feel he wanted for the space. It was also an affordable way to add a second floor to the otherwise unremarkable North Lamar warehouse space he was remodeling.
That space, designed by Kevin Stewart Architect—whose notable restaurant projects include Dai Due, Bribery, and Emmer & Rye—is now open, and it does indeed capture the atmosphere Silverstein described. The 4,400-square foot Peached Social House incorporates three fabricated shipping containers and has whitewashed, light-filled interiors that provide a sort of clean canvas that has its own style but can also be transformed in different ways by different clients, Silverstein explained.
Peached Social includes offices on the mezzanine and a commercial kitchen (Peached Tortilla, which has been catering for several years, will be the in-house caterer), but the majority of the space is light and open, adaptable for corporate events, weddings, classes, pop-up dinners, and more.
• Peached Tortilla Expands With Shipping Container Event Space [Curbed Austin]