Triangle Coffee Is Brewing at the Innovation and Design Building
Triangle Coffee debuted its third semi-permanent home this morning outside the Innovation and Design Building in the Seaport. The yellow structure is the first of eight repurposed shipping containers to set up shop on the promenade on Drydock Avenue.
Triangle’s 160-square foot kiosk will be open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. with a full espresso menu, cold-brewed iced coffee, and pastries. The company shared they have two filter options available, too.
Other food vendors were aiming for a mid-September debut, but that timeline was pushed back this fall, a representative for developer Jamestown said. Within the coming week, Mei Mei By Design, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, the juicery Jubali, Yankee Lobster Co., Niche Urban Garden Supply, hardware supplier Drydock Exchange, and unisex hair salon Cut-Splice will roll out, the rep said.
Mei Mei co-owner Irene Li wouldn’t commit to “next week,” but she said the modern Chinese-American food truck and catering company is looking forward to opening its second permanent shop “as soon as possible.”
“Our shipping container is almost ready to go,” Li said. Currently, Jamestown and the IDB are helping to coordinate necessary inspections of her kiosk, as well as the others on the promenade, she added.
“We are putting the finishing touches on the seasonal menu,” Li said. With whole grains from Four Star Farms and pasture-raised meats from the Piggery, “It will be primarily salads and grain bowls, with a design-your-own section of the menu as well [as some composed dishes]. Because we’re at the Design Center, we’re hopefully serving the same audience, as opposed to the food truck where we rotate customers more in different parts of town. We want people to be able to come for lunch every day and get something different,” she said.
The curated collection of vendors is part of Jamestown’s $100 million plan to make the Innovation and Design Building a “vibrant and connected workspace.” The former storehouse of the South Boston Army Base now houses a companies across a range of industries, including the Boston Design Center, plus a variety of architects and engineers, makers and craftspeople, research and development firms, and technology startups. Using repurposed shipping containers to house the ground floor amenities nods to the area’s history as the Boston Marine Industrial Park, the company says.
Shipping Containers at the Innovation and Design Building, on the promenade between 19-25 Drydock Ave., Boston.