Box Park has announced this week that the opening weekend will be 29th and 30th October.
While much has happened in Croydon in the past few years this is the most significant outward sign.
The aim of the Box Park owners to draw people to take the 15 minute journey from town.
The park will comprise 42 food outlets and a central event space and has an initial tenure of 5 years.
The area will undoubtedly attract much attention and huge numbers of people.
There will be food of all types from all over the world and the park will be open until 11pm at night.