APRIL FLEA: SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 9AM-4PM, 3615 SUPERIOR AVENUE (IN PARKING LOT BEHIND BUILDING)


EAT N DRINK

FOOD + DRINK

 Anne's Potica (153) /  Brewnuts  (2)  / Campbell's Sweets Factory (156)  /  Cleveland Field Kitchen (15) / Cleveland Kraut (4) /  Cleveland Pickle (1) /  DonutLab (136)/   Finally Ginger (7) /  Helio Terra Vegan Cafe (17) /  Inca Tea (6) /  LaLa Custom Cake (14) /  Lemonade Bar (11) /  Mason's Creamery  (132) /  Molly's Crafted  (154) /  Piccadilly Artisan Creamery (8) /  Pope's Kitchen (16) /  Pour Cleveland  (5) / Randy’s Pickles(13)  /  Snicklefritz Bake Shop (134) / Solute Kombucha (155) /   Taste of Europa (3) /  The Pieorgi Lady (9) / The Most Delicious Cookie Company (13)  

FOOD TRUCKS

Betty's Bomb A** Burgers  / Hunger Squad  / Manna Food Truck  / off the GRIDdle / The Spread / The Proper Pig Smokehouse / 

BEHIND THE FLEA BAR

This month, and every month, we're partnering with Earlybird Brewing Co. and Happy Camper BarCar for a rotating menu of small-batch craft beer and cocktails. This month's menu:

  • Earlybird Brewing: all beers $5 
    • Dresden: A Black Berliner Weisse. A typically soft, pale and elegant style, Earlybird has taken their own approach by making it dark and intense, but still bright, refreshing and sessionable.  
    • Old Kaintuck: The Kentucky Common is one of the few styles native to the United States, and Earlybird was the first brewery in Cleveland to revive the style. It originates in Appalachia, but Earlybird's version drinks slightly malty, yet dry and crisp. IF you like English mild's or Southern brown ales, this one's for you.
    • Ascension: A sour take on a modern IPA, using local malts and highlighting tropical New Zealand and citrusy Great Lakes Hops.
  • Happy Camper BarCar Cocktails $6
    • Whiskey Sour
    • New York Sour
    • Moscow Mule

SHOP

APPAREL, PORTAGE + ACCESSORIES

APE MADE (25)/ Ellie Jane Bags (60) / Epic Bow Tie Co. (50)   /  Fresh Camp (43) /  FOUNT  (75 + 77) / Liz Sabo Handcrafted Bags  (64) /  Piper and Stone  (53) /  Re/Dress  (51) / Stash Style  (74) / The Social Dept. (32) / The Wandering Wardrobe (78) / Yellowcake Shop (35)

 

ART + HANDMADE

Chris Deighan Artwork  (73) /  District 31  (22) /  Foundry Woodprints (58) /  HiddenWorlds  (87) /  Jodi Lynns Emporium of Doodles  (23) /  Maroozi(31) /  Ninna Nanna  (26) /  Paper Cutz (18) /  pratherteam (86) /  Seaworthi  (34) /  Sorry  (83) /  Studio KMR Photography (33) /  The Detroit Card Co.  (39) /  Thread + Love  (61) /  Two Pooch Paperie (80)


BOOKS

Belt Magazine (92)

 

CANDLES, BATH + BODY CARE

Earth Philosophy (84) /  Maeve's All Natural (62)  /  Peripeti Home  (44) /  Revival Body Care  (88) / Sweet Dish & Darling (72)

 

DOMESTIC GOODS

Brighton Wool & Honey Co.  (40) /  Cleveland Cuts  (95) /  Wood-N-What Knot (69)

 

FLOWERS + FARMS

St. Croix Farms (27)

 

FOR THE PETS

Sunny's Tasty Treats (68)

 

FURNITURE, CERAMICS + HOUSEWARES

Blastmaster  (37) /  Citizen Woodshop  (49) /  clear blur design  (45) /  Lauren H-B Studio  (41) /  Redbud Woodworking (89+91) /  SlainteHome  (54+56) /  Vex Decor (55) American Renaissance Architectural Salvage (79)

 

JEWELRY, ACCESSORIES + MAKEUP

Allie M. Designs  (19) /  Bellatrix Jewelry (97) /  erika originals  (94)/  Georgette Frances Jewelry (66) /  Glam & Grace (30) /  kimberly monaco designs (67) / Liza Michelle Jewelry  (20) /  Océanne  (48) /  Odyssey & Oddities  (42) /  Phyllis & Hazel  (52)/  Poor Sparrow  (85) /  Soleil Studio  (70) /  Souls Repurpose  (24) /  Tiny Erica Jewelry (21)  /  Valerie Tyler Collection (28)

 

KIDS + BABIES

Lil' Burritos  (46) /  Mooi Kind  (93) /  ViviAnna Banana (36)

 

MISCELLANEOUS + MULTIPLE CATEGORIES

Cuyahoga Collective  (90) /  Land of Plenty (38)

 

VINTAGE, SALVAGE + FLEA FINDS

All things for you(148) /  American Eagle Antiques  (142) /  ampersand  (165) /  Articles Consignment, Etc.  (163) /  BettysRetro  (109) /  Birchwood Supply Co.  (57) /  Black Kitten Vintage  (100) /  Blue Arrow Records  (115) /  Bus Boutique  (162) /  Capsule Clothing  (129) /  GOOGIE STYLE  (120) / Cosmic Girl Goes Home  (119) /  Great Finds in Lakewood (137) /  Great Lake Outfitters  (105) /  Gypsy Moth (formerly Lu-Owl Vintage)  (104) /  Heirra Vintage (146) /  Jerseygirlvintage (123) /  Kitschtopia  (111) /  Loisoleta  (117) /  Love Shack Collectibles(128) /  Mister Landchester Vintage Style  (124) /  ode{vintage}  (118) /  Omega  (166) /  Passed Love  (127) /  Public Dove Vintage  (108) /  Salvage Finds - Unique Designs  (110) /  Salvaged Boutique  (143) /  Sis Style  (138) /  Souvenir (114)   /  String Bean Esthetics  (158) /  The Dick Russell Collection  (102) /  The Disco Emporium  (131) /  The Sweetest Chill  (47) /  Union Bureau  (116) /  Vintabulous  (63) /  Wizard of Oddz  (113) /  Wonderland Toys (107)


MUSIC DURING THE FLEA

We bring bands, buskers, DJ's and performers into the Flea each month, weaving through the parking lot or on our Main Stage, located in the green space on the South end of the parking lot. This month is no different!

Busking monthly, you'll find Sarabeth Lowe delighting crowds with her mix of folk, country, bluegrass, pop, rock, r&b, Irish Traditional, Kid's Stuff, and sweet titles from the roaring twenties, threadbare thirties, flying forties, nifty fifties, swinging sixties and right on through to today's tunes.

The Main Stage (south end) features the bands Ohio Weather Band at noon, and Jack and the Bear, at 2 p.m. during April Flea. If you'd like to be a band at The Flea, please contact Joe Abraham at Belmez Entertainment.

On the north end of the Flea, you'll hear DJ Genna Petrolla spinning your fave Flea tunes.

OUR DO-GOODER OF THE MONTH: GRAFFITI HEART

This month's nonprofit partner is Graffiti Heart, whose mission is to inspire health and art in the community. Graffiti Heart identifies and engages corporate and private investors to commission graffiti art in various ways (office walls, buildings, homes, canvass). The investments are in turn used to fund scholarships for teens and young adults that are aspiring artists without the financial or socio-economic means, as well as towards the redevelopment of urban communities where vandalism of unwelcome "tagging" and graffiti is prevalent. These two philanthropic areas of focus have strong synergy with the needs of Northeast Ohio, both from an art form as well as through community redevelopment activity and expansion.

 

DIRECTIONS + PARKING

Tyler Village (3615 Superior Ave.) is home of the Cleveland Flea during our outdoor season. Located 36 blocks directly east of Public Square, it's easy to find, no matter how you roll.

Like any urban event in any city, parking can be more stressful than abundant. We work with our neighbors to pluck as many spots possible for you. But our #1 recommendation: don't drive. At least not one-by-one. Tyler Village is easy to reach via bike and bus (RTA #1, 3 and 38 drop within one block). Carpooling with family, friends and neighbors is an awesome option. Consider LyftUber or the ridesharing service of your choice too.

HOW TO GET HERE: Tyler Village is located on Superior Ave at East 36th Street, just five blocks east of I-90 exit 173C. Need turn-by-turn? Google Maps is our BFF. The address is Tyler Village is at 3615 Superior Ave.

 

WHERE TO PARK: Parking at Tyler Village is easy. We have a few lots open on-site (3615 Superior Ave) and spaces available a couple blocks away at Asian Town Center (3820 Superior Ave). Ample street parking is available along Superior and St. Clair Avenues, pretty much from Tyler Village almost to downtown. ADA-compliant handicap parking spaces and drop-off are available at the Tyler Village lot.

Note: Be respectful of all our neighbors. Do not park in the lot of a neighborhood business (open on Saturdays or not), particularly if it's clearly marked "PARKING FOR [OUR] CUSTOMERS ONLY." You can and will likely be towed. If you'd like to be a patron AND park, be a great customer and then ask if you can continue to park after you're done in the shop or restaurant. But be a great customer first. Cool? Cool.


FAQ

1. WHAT IS THE CLEVELAND FLEA?

The Cleveland Flea is a monthly urban treasure hunt that pulls in thousands of Northeast Ohioans to lesser-known neighborhoods in the city. It’s curated vintage meets culinary adventures on the road to the most talented artists and makers in the region. But it’s always been more than just a market. Founded in 2013 by Stephanie Sheldon (Indie Foundry), the Flea started as a way to support the makers, dreamers and creative small businesses that call Cleveland home, while giving shoppers an experience they couldn’t get anyplace else.

The Flea welcomes 140+ vendors and 20,000-30,000 shoppers each month to our Tyler Village home. We consider ourselves matchmakers, connecting Cleveland shoppers with the businesses they love, all in a dreamy and fun way.

 

2. WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO SHOP THE FLEA?

Totally depends on what kind of shopper you are! Stay tuned to our blogFacebook page, @ClevelandFlea on Instagram and Twitter for vendor highlights, shopper guides and other resources for making the most of your trip the Flea! Have questions? Tweet @ClevelandFlea or email hello@theclevelandflea.com.

 

3. WHO RUNS THE CLEVELAND FLEA?

Founded in 2013 by Stephanie Sheldon of Indie Foundry, the Cleveland Flea is run by a small (but so mighty) team of full-time awesome peeps who live, breathe and dream Flea. Sarah Wilt is our magical market manager. Emilie Hongosh and Emily Chumbler are interns turning creative processes into progress. Gina Kelly tells the story of the Flea, its shoppers, artists and makers. Heidi Rolf designs everything amazing you see. And Stephanie is at the helm, steering the ship toward brilliant tomorrows!

Team Flea organizes the event, vets vendors, recruits shoppers, procures permits and licenses, hires security, removes trash, rents furniture, builds stuff, plays the music, listens to your feedback, markets the market, encourages partnerships and aims to pair shoppers with their new favorite businesses in a fun and dreamy way. Have questions? Email hello@theclevelandflea.com or visit our stand at the next event.

 

4. WHERE DO I PARK?

Stop. Put yourself in reverse. And back up to the Directions + Parking section above. You flew right past it!

 

5. WHAT IF I CAN'T FIND A SPOT TO PARK?

Best advice: don't freak out, go home and look wistfully at other people's Instagrams. Take a deep breath and turn onto Superior Avenue toward downtown Cleveland. There's street parking for most of the 36 blocks between Tyler Village and Public Square. Will you have to park 36 blocks away? No. Will you have to parallel park? Probably. We can't guarantee anything, but we're willing to bet you'll nab a spot within 5-7 blocks. Stink at parallel parking? Bike, bus, carpool or start practicing now!

 

6. DO VENDORS ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?

Many Cleveland Flea vendors do accept credit cards, but not all do. Plus: the Flea Bar is CASH ONLY. Need an ATM? Here's a map of all area ATMs (or check with your specific bank).

 

7. HOW CAN I BECOME A VENDOR AT THE FLEA?

Direct your attention to our Vendor Application and Process. While most spots have been filled for our 2015 markets, please check out the application, prep your photos and website and get your biz ready for a killer 2016 application. We look forward to learning more about you and your business! NOTE: Holiday 2015 market applications will be open later this summer.

 

8. MAY I BRING MY DOG TO THE FLEA?

We love dogs. We absolutely welcome well-behaved dogs at the Flea. We just ask that you keep your furry BFF on a leash!