Shipping containers may soon operate as restaurants, retail in Lakeland

When local business owner Laures Dockery visited Sparkman Wharf in Tampa, she fell in love. 

Sparkman Wharf is a waterfront destination where residents and tourists alike gather for a taste of local eats and retail treats. And it has an unusual format for doing so: the use of shipping containers for its popular eateries. 

Dockery, 29, was immediately inspired by the location and started dreaming up ways to use the idea for Our Noire Kitchen. 

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“I was telling my husband, like wouldn’t it be great if we could have a spot here?” Dockery said. 

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