In October of 2011, 10^10, a nonprofit he runs with wife, Martha Skinner. The organization aids in rebuilding efforts, particularly in Haiti, using reclaimed shipping containers.
Facing the river will be a bar and restaurant, built out of recycled shipping containers and featuring a wood grill and wood-fired ovens. Even with the hot early midday sun beating down, a breeze blowing from the river cools a large expanse of lawn, where Logan will one day have benches and picnic tables along the water. The restaurant will benefit from a nearby greenhouse and raised organic gardens, as well as a space that’s been dedicated for a farmers market, among other uses as diverse as yoga, weddings and craft fairs. Logan says he will begin targeting chefs for the restaurant project soon.
The property qualified for the N.C. Brownfields Program, a grant- and education-based initiative that aids in the revitalization of land to restore it, making it suitable for its proposed use. Logan will break ground in earnest soon, and it will likely be the end of the year before the project is completed.
When Logan was considering the Riverside space, rumors were already swirling around the nearby Craven Street property where New Belgium will be located — rumors that included a possible amphitheater, even a sports park . “I knew that they were trying to get someone there, and it was a dream come true, obviously, to have New Belgium [come] there,” he says. “It’s an incredible company and I think they’re going to do incredible things for the river area.”