Over the next few months, the public will get to experience the revamped Bok space.
While folks are familiar with the rooftop bar crested on the former Bok vocational school, South Philly residents may not realize that the repurposed building, a recipient of the the 2016 Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance Award, is home to dozens of artistries, activities and other businesses — from boxing lessons and guitar repairs to skincare and chiropractics.
However, on Saturday, Sept. 8, the public can witness and experience the gamut of merchants currently taking over the former Philadelphia School District space during the building’s Made@BOK Fall Market.
“The building has been around in its new life for a few years now,” said Melissa Tilley, the event’s co-host, organizer and operations manager of skincare company Franklin and Whitman — one of the building’s businesses. “We love the idea of getting some of us together who are interested in making new things and meeting the public and spreading the word here.”
Ten of the Bok’s tenants, including Bevy of Objects, Remark Glass and Two Persons Coffee, will participate in the market, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., as the event aims to not only support these local businesses but to also potentially attract new merchants and vendors from around the region.