THE BASICS

NEXT FLEA: SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015 // 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.
TYLER VILLAGE (3615 SUPERIOR AVE) — RAIN OR SHINE!

It's the Mother's Day Flea! So, find something nice for your mom or the amazing, life-affirming maternal figure who makes your world go 'round. Better yet: take her out for an awesome day at the Flea and an adventure in Cleveland.

Download the printable and/or zoomable May Flea map (PDF). To zoom-in/out, press Cmd/Ctrl + on your computer, pinch in/out on mobile.

Download the printable and/or zoomable May Flea map (PDF). To zoom-in/out, press Cmd/Ctrl + on your computer, pinch in/out on mobile.

VENDORS

Meet this month's lineup! We're 137 vendors strong, including 14 fresh faces (read about new vendors). Find booth numbers in ( ); * indicates a new kid on the block. Download your May Flea map (PDF) to make your way around the market.


APPAREL, PORTAGE + ACCESSORIES

APE MADE (19) / Capsule Clothing (36) / Cuyahoga Collective* (139) / Earthly Blues (111) / Forest City Portage (129) / FOUNT (80) / Fresh Brewed Tees (138) / Liz Sabo | Handcrafted Bags (115) / Re/Dress (88) / Tangled Tangerine* (44) / ViviAnna Banana LLC (116) / The Wandering Wardrobe (138) / Whiskey Grade (137) / Wright and Rede (92) / Yellowcake Shop (104)


ART + HANDMADE

All Things Grow* (90) / The Bubble Process (119) / c.irene (46) / Chris Deighan Artwork (121) / erika originals (113) / The Felty Florist (106) / Foundry Woodprints (68) / Gizmo Audio (42) / Heirloom Greetings by Shelly Louise (112) / HiddenWorlds (126) / Jodi Lynn's Emporium of Doodles* (45) / Lil' Burritos (100) / Love Anji (38) / Made by Superior (76) / Paper Cutz (93) / The Republic of Cute (67) / Seaworthi (58) / SlainteHome (110) / The Social Dept. (109) / Studio KMR Photography (123) / Tart Boutique (56) / Two Pooch Paperie* (84) / wood-n-what knot (97) / 419 Trading Co. (57)


CANDLES + BATH/BODY CARE

Anchor & Ivy* (98) / Earth Philosophy (89) / Peripeti Home (39) / Sweet Dish & Darling * (83) / Three Birds Candle Company (103)


FOOD + DRINK

The Agrarian Collective / Bearded Buch / Brewnuts / Brighton Wool & Honey Co. / Campbell's Sweets Factory / Canal Corners Farm & Market / Chill Pop Shop / Cleveland Bagel Co / Cleveland Pickle / Comrade's BBQ / Coquette Patisserie / DonutLab / Elise's Crêpes / Fear's Confections / Floured Apron* / Fresh Fork Market / FruitVibe Juice Co.* / Krav Food Truck / La Banana Frita / LaLa Custom Cake / Lucy's Sweet Surrender / Manna Food Truck / Mason's Creamery / Melt Bar and Grilled Inc. / The Most Delicious Cookie Company * / Nathan's Coffee Roasting / off the GRIDdle / Old City Soda / Old School Food / Philomena Bake Shop / Piccadilly Artisan Creamery / The Pierogi Lady / Pitta / Pope's Kitchen / The Proper Pig Smokehouse / Randy's Pickles LLC / Red Lotus Foods LLC / Sunny's Tasty Treats / Sweet Bean / Taste of Europa: Charcuterie / Team Sawyer / Wholly Frijoles food truck / Wolf Boy Provisions


FURNITURE, CERAMICS + HOUSEWARES

Frost Glass* (25) / Gina DeSantis Ceramics (87) / Lauren H-B Studio (86) / Loisoleta (117) / Moderncre8ve (75/77) / Sawhorse Woodworks (130) / SisStyle (29) / Storyline Design (47)


JEWELRY

Allie M. Designs (41) / Beethings Studio Jewelry (48) / buythebead (118) / Georgette Frances Jewelry (96) / Glam & Grace (105) / kimberly monaco designs (124) / Liza Michelle Jewelry (94) / Midwest Coast Gem* (73) / Sassyfrass (66) / Miotal/The Sweetest Chill (71) / Océanne (79) / On the Lookout Jewelry (108) / Puerto* (78) / Souls Repurpose (49) / Tangent Designs* (43) / Valerie Tyler Designs (23)


VINTAGE + SALVAGE

2nd Look Vintage Designs (132) / All things for you. (101) / American Eagle Antiques (131/133) / American Renaissance Architectural Salvage (134/136) / ampersand (50) / Articles Consignment Etc. (52) / basic ingredients (37) / Black Kitten Vintage (60) / Bus Boutique (54) / eclectic CLE (125) / The Gallery in Tremont (65) / Great Lake Outfitters (59) / Heck's Revival (35) / Heirra Vintage (40) / Jerseygirl Vintage (120/122) / Lu-Owl Vintage (33) / Mister Landchester Vintage Style (72) / Omega (51) / Passed Love (21) / Retread Akron (135) / Rust Dust and Other 4 Letter Words (114) / The Salvaged Boutique (99) / Sassyfrass (66) / Souvenir (55) / Union Bureau (95) / Vintabulous (81) / Wonderland Toys (85) / Yellow Door Goods (69)

ON THE BAR MENU

The Flea Bar menu

CASH ONLY. The Cleveland Flea bar will serve six featured cocktails {$7}: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Gin Daisy, Aviation, Bourbon Punch and Kentucky Mule; two beers from Fat Head's Brewery {$5}: Sunshine Daydream Session IPA and Bumbleberry Wheat; and shots of Bailey's for your Nathan's Coffee {$5}.

SEE THE FULL BAR MENU (with photos and ingredients).

ON THE MAHALL'S STAGE

Team Flea's got the sights, Mahall's handpicks the sounds. Here's who will be rocking the Mahall's Stage this month:


@ NOON: Dolfish


Want to see what's coming up? Check out the full season line-up for the Mahall's Stage.

KICKSTARTER TO #BUILDTHEFLEA

The Kickstarter to #BuildTheFlea is a community funding project will help us build tables, benches and other furniture we need to accommodate 20,000+ monthly shoppers at our event in Tyler Village.

But we only have until MAY 12 AT 11:59 P.M. to raise $40,000 we need to fund the project. So, all hands on deck!

Contribute to our campaign online (with rewards) or with in-person donations at the May 9 Flea. We will be answering questions, talking #BuildTheFlea, demonstrating our furniture prototypes and accepting contributions at our market from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Questions? Post on our Kickstarter page comments, email hello@theclevelandflea.com or visit our #BuildTheFlea stand on May 9.

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 Lyft, Uber 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 160+ 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! First, download the market map (PDF) and then check out this month's features on our blog, including:

Stay tuned to our blog, Facebook 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 Instagram. 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. 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!