In my earlier entry I explained how the idea of 'Third Places' came about and their relevance to the Mary Portas review. Purely by coincidence the Project for Public Spaces have just published this example of a Pop Up Cafe on their web site, I love the idea:
Take a look at the little time-lapse video below from the NYC DOT that shows a day in the life of one such pop-up café, on Sullivan Street in Greenwich Village. The founding spirit behind our work here at PPS,William “Holly” Whyte, would surely have enjoyed observing the social life of this small urban space.
Here it is for your entertainment, seems a much better use for a car parking space to me. What do you think?