KRATE, a huge food and entertainment hub made of shipping containers, opens in Wesley Chapel

rendering of shipping containers with murals painted on them, and a tall neon sign that reads KRATE

Y’all, a brand new dining and shopping destination made up of connected shipping containers is opening soon in Wesley Chapel. It will be the area’s own version of Sparkman Wharf. The KRɅTE Micro Shops will be an open-air shopping venue containing an integrated Entertainment Zone. The venue is set to feature 55 unique boutiques, offices, restaurants, and bars.

The innovative KRATE Micro Shops is built from 90 repurposed and locally manufactured shipping containers. The venue includes a large stage for presentations and live music performances, as well as The KRɅTEground, an interactive play area for children.


A grand opening event is set for June 4 beginning at 10am. The festivities will include live music, dance performances, face painters, balloon art, bounce houses, magic shows and so much more.

A fried corn patty folded over a block of cheese on a griddle.
Cachapas at Chamos

I highly recommend you come hungry to KRATE because some of the very best dining experiences in the city are happening at this sprawling entertainment center. Chamos Venezuelan food truck has posted up inside a container and are serving up their famous (and savory) cachapas to visitors. Palani is bringing a taste of Hawaii to Wesley Chapel with the original Saimin bowl. Today’s traditional bowl the Saimin noodles are topped with Cantonese style slices of sweet barbeque roasted pork char siu, mild savory Japanese style Kamaboko, followed by sweet, fresh chopped green onions. 

SubZero Nitrogen Ice Cream is about to debut its newest location at KRATE as well. Spaces for delicious tacos, burgers, and even more sensational desserts are set to be announced in the future.


A bowl of noodles with mixed veggies on a colorful table linen and purple flowers garnishing in the corner.
Hawaiian noodles from Palani

Other restaurants include Tasty Ramen, TJs Hot Dogs, the Bacon Boss, Brew Bar, Provisions Coffee, and Shake A Salad. KRATE also features beauty salons, and a flower shop. Make sure you’re following KRATE on Instagram to keep up with all of the currently open and coming soon businesses.

KRATE Micro Shops at The Grove is located on Wesley Grove Boulevard.

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