RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Boxyard RTP, the new food, entertainment and shopping complex coming to Research Triangle Park, has landed another vendor and is gearing up for a “Cruise Thru” event to introduce its clients to the Triangle.
Latest to commit to the Boxyard is “Bulkogi,” also known as “bulgogi.” The name means “fire meat” and refers to grilled soy sauce-based marinated meat which is a national dish of Korea, according to the RTP Foundation which is creating Boxyard.
Bulkogi is one of several vendors who are participating in the Cruise Thru which is the Boxyard’s way of kicking off the project while observing social distancing guidelines put in place to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Declares the Foundation, which operates the nearby Frontier complex: “You don’t have to wait until the fall to enjoy a night out with Boxyard RTP!”
The Cruise Thru is set for Friday, June 12, from 5-9 p.m.
“The best part? You don’t have to leave your car!” RTP adds.
The vendors will be selling food, goods and beverages.
The Boxyard and the Frontier are located at 300 Park Offices Drive in Durham.
Here’s a list of the vendors:
- Blossom and Bone (pre-orders available, but not required, through their website)
- Buzzy Bakes (pre-orders available, but not required, through their website under “June Events”)
- Fullsteam Brewery
- Lawrence Barbecue
- RTP Uncorked (pre-orders available, but not required, through their Facebook Page. Message them to place your order.)
FAQ ABOUT THE EVENT
Q : What is a “Cruise Thru”?
A: A Cruise Thru is an event that enables visitors to (safely!) celebrate small businesses. During this time of continued social distancing, we wanted to provide a safe environment for our growing community to experience just a sliver of what Boxyard RTP will have to offer in Fall 2020. So hop in your car, grab your roommate or partner, and cruise on thru to shop and dine with some local faves! Almost like a normal Friday night, right?
Q : Do I need to pre-order?
A : Some vendors are providing pre-ordering for your convenience. Pre-ordering is the best way to ensure that the meal/beverages/goods you had in mind will be there when you arrive. But, you do not have to pre-order to participate in the Cruise Thru. All our vendors will be prepared for all our drive up, on-the-spot customers!
Q : Are masks required?
A: Yes, masks are required. All participating business owners and Boxyard RTP staff will be wearing masks, and we ask that once you enter the Cruise Thru, you wear yours too. If you are not wearing a mask, it is at the discretion of each business owner to refuse service. We just want to keep everyone we love safe, and that includes you!
Q: What if I do not want to buy from every vendor?
A: Totally understandable! That is why we are providing you a map ahead of time. Keep scrolling to the bottom of this post and chart your course. When you arrive at the Cruise Thru entrance, a Boxyard RTP staff member will be there to greet you and help you get your bearings. If there is a vendor you do not want to visit, you can pass them on the right and continue on until you find someone you want to buy from. **Keep in mind, if you purchase from 3 or more vendors during the Cruise Thru, you will be entered to win a bundle of gift cards from Carrburritos, Game On Escapes & More and LivingFit!
Q: I plan to purchase from at least 3 vendors, how do I enter the raffle?
A: At the end of the course a Boxyard RTP staff member will be waiting to take down your information. We will be announcing the winner on Instagram the next morning, so keep an eye out!
Q: Will there be building or restroom access?
A: No, there will not be building or restroom access. For the safety of everyone, please please please stay in your car! We have designed this course for an evening of convenience AND safety. We will have a designated area for you to park and enjoy your purchases (with the exception of alcohol, which may not be consumed onsite in your vehicle). We ask that if you opt to do this, you take your trash with you.
Q: How long will the lines be?
A: This is our first time hosting a pop-up like this. If there is a line, we appreciate your patience while waiting, and recommend queuing up a podcast, having a dance party in the car, or calling that relative you have been meaning to catch up with while you wait. We also recommend arriving early to ensure your favorites still have everything in stock. Once these vendors sell out, they are o-u-t. We will update you on sell-outs during the event through our Instagram account, @boxyardrtp.
Original Article Source: WRAL TechWire