Two Hours at the Flea by Tony Winn
Photos by: Julianna Arendash PhotographyRead More
It's best not to drive. Uber. Bus. Bike. But if you do drive, here are a few things to know:
Our why behind the $2 admission fee for July:
$1 of your entry is being donated to HOLA Ohio.
Your donation supports HOLA's efforts to support the workers and their families impacted by the ICE raids in NE Ohio, ensuring their civil rights are protected, and providing access to economic, legal, social services and medical support.
Blueberry Prosecco Slush
Flea BFF Bouquet
*Lilies are only available in the BFF bouquet
Did you miss the last Flea Studio Sale? Were you bummed? Well guess what- so were we!!!
So, now is your chance to shop the remaining Studio Sale items from the Flea.
We'd love to know your stories about Creativity and if you have any that shaped your life based on others' responses to your expression of creativity.Read More
Have you ever struggled to find the perfect gift for someone? Or just gotten sick of going to 5 different stores to complete the perfect gift? Well we’ve got news for you- someone has already done all the work for you!
That someone is Distinct Cle Crates, owned by Lauren Krueger.
Distinct Cle Crates is a female owned and operated company here in Cleveland that can customize any crate you’d like to order. Each crate is handmade and offers you the ability to add names, logos, dates etc. that make great gifts for grads, weddings and company/corporate thank you’s.
Pre-made by Team Distinct Cle
Build your own
There are a few fun ways you can shop the crates. You can purchase them pre-made or you can build your own with items you wish to add! Not to mention the option to customize the crates by engraving a saying (or logo) of your choice! There is no better gift than one you know was made especially with you in mind which is why these are perfect for whoever it is you are shopping for.
You can learn more & purchase straight from their website. (link here)
Distinct Cle Crates will also be at the remaining Flea’s for Season 6.
This Monday June 25th we will officially be launching a special giveaway opportunity with Distinct Cle Crates! This will include the opportunity to win one of the two below crates. Find out details to enter via our social media outlets or our Newsletter (links to both below)!
We’re here to encourage Cleveland to love itself more. We’re here to show Dreamers that they can become Doers, and that they have a supportive, loving community surrounding them. We’re here to change the landscape of our city into one that is more creative, more vibrant, more encouraging, more inclusive. We’re here to show that if you put the work in, you will be rewarded. We’re here to inspire our city and it’s creatives to become their very best selves. If this is a movement you are enthusiastic about being a part of, take a moment to fill out the form respective to your desired position, and follow the instructions below to send us your resume and cover letter.
[GOAL] Responsible for the most magical part of the flea, the experience itself. The Experience Manufacturer works directly with the Creative Experience Builder to bring the structure of The Flea to life -- not to mention it’s the best workout in the city!
BARISTA / BARTENDER
[GOAL] Perfecting a unique experience for Flea Shoppers and Flea Club Members, making their event dreams come true by serving branded treats, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), + good vibes.
[GOAL] Be the smiling face and sigh of relief to our Flea Club Members, providing them the significant amenity of VIP parking.
JUNE 9 2018
3615 SUPERIOR AVE E.
RAIN OR SHINE
$1 ENTRY FOR NON FLEA CLUB MEMBERS
Our Flea Flower Market will be open all day (9A-4P), each flea, for you to enjoy!
Curate your own custom flower bouquet or come early to get the monthly feature!
June Bouquet (photograph): Artichoke, Kale, & Rosemary.
An eatable bouquet- count us in!
Only 3 available!
Have trouble with your flowers always dying? Check out the Flower Care Guide!
Raspberry Rose Slush: Gin, Raspberry, Simple Syrup, & Lime. (left)
Blueberry Basil Smash: Blueberry, Rum, Lemon, & Basil. (right)
Shopping for men isn't always the easiest task- let us help.
Olive oil set from Buckeye
Plant from Lakewood Plant Co
Guitar from Lackey Road Guitar Co
Vintage Print from Rustbelt Relics
Flask from Cuyahoga Collective
Fat T's Cookies
Neck & Tie Co.
Chagrin Valley Soap Co.
Lackey Road Guitar Co.
Lakewood Plant Co.
Where I'm From
Keystone Steel Co.
Find a full list of June Vendors here.
June Flea Box:
If Flea Club Members don't snatch all these up before the Flea on Saturday you will want to get your hands on one (or more) of these for the dads/ special men in your life.
Want to know all about what is include in the boxes, & more about how you can create your own? Click below!
This month we are excited to announce you can buy one of the boxes Team Flea has curated with love and smiles OR you can CREATE YOUR OWN!
Find us a the Flea Shop to create your own box for dad, or any special man in your life.
Treat your dad/husband/man-friend with this handcrafted box in collaboration with some of our amazing Flea vendors! Pick one of the below.
Pickles from Randy’s Pickles - yum!
Cookie from Fat T’s Cookies - drool worthy!
Snacks from Back Attack Snacks - yummm!
Cold Brew by Guardian- caffeine is a must!
$10 Gift Card to TownHall in Ohio City - table for two please!
Shaving Salve from Chagrin Soap
Money Clip from Oceanne
Leather Wallet from FOUNT
Curate the ideal box for your dad/husband/man-friend!
During checkout, choose the contents of your box. You’ll be able to select one item from each category + we’ll package it up for you to gift!
LAYER 1 (choose one)
Cookie from Fat T’s Cookies
Snacks by Back Attack Snacks
Cord Bracelet by Gifted
Guardian Cold Brew
TREAT YO SELF (or dad) (choose one)
Shaving Salve from Chagrin Soap
$10 Gift Card to TownHall in Ohio City
Pickles from Randy’s Pickles
CLE Socks by Where I’m From Apparel
MONEY, MONEY, MONEYYY …MONEY! (choose one)
Leather Wallet from FOUNT
Money Clip from Oceanne
Bottle Opener from Keystone Steel
If you plan on snatching flowers at the Flea Flower Market this Flea we have a few tips!
Bouquet of the month: Eat Your Veggies
Here are a few tips to help keep your flowers looking their best once you get them home!
Here are some examples- https://www.ftd.com/blog/design/cutting-flowers-for-vase-size
We are taking the Flea Club perks outside of the Flea this month!
- Spots launch live to public Monday June 4th, grab your spot NOW!
- Only 6 spots available
- onsite day of Flea, first come first serve
- Dads Edition
- includes lunch & keychain takeaway
- Limited spots available
Incase you forgot, here are the other amazing perks you receive at all times!
It's been a while since I did my recap of the Flea. For those that don't know me, I'm Juli, I'm the Flea's Event Photographer. You're probably pretty familiar with my work if you've checked out the flea Instagram on the day of the Flea. I run (for the most part) the photography that goes on, on the day of the Flea. Some say I have the best job at the Flea, I'd probably have to agree with that.
So without further ado, let me give you a low down on my favorite finds at the flea this past month.
First stop at any Flea is getting some breakfast and a coffee. I get to the Flea pretty early, and I need to fuel up before my walk around. This particular morning we went for the Cowboy Bagel. If you're like me and you are pretty skeptical of using a bagel as a bun because it's too hard. Think again. Burning river steams their bagels to perfect to make them soft and chewy. The Cowboy Bagel features a hamburger patty, cheddar cheese, bacon and deep fried onion rings.
I've been trying to be a plant mom for years, but I'm starting to think I'm not cut out for this job. So I thought my best alternative is an air-plant, minimal watering, probably the only plant that truly thrives on my neglect.
Probably one of my favorite additions to the Flea this month is the Flower Market. First off, Mackenzie, looking simply at home whipping up those bouquets for all of you. I myself brought home a bouquet for my momma. Bouquets start at $30 which is an absolute steal for the amount and quality of flowers provided in the bouquets. Flea shop is always a shop for me. This month they features two curated boxes featuring products from Fount, and Revival. You can also stop by Flea Club to join and get a cookie. And who doesn't love a Cookie?
For Lunch we smashed on a burrito from Wholly Frijios. We got the tequila lime chicken, rice, beans, sour cream and corn salsa. We tried not to fall asleep after this burrito food baby.
If you aren't a flea club member you are really missing out. Did you know that the first 30+ people in the door get a free cookie when you check in at the flea club booth? And seriously the cookies are to die for.
Want to get featured? If you see me at June Flea please feel free to stop me to snap your pic! We love to feature our Flea Friends.
See you next month at the Flea,
In order to become a member there are a few very important steps you must take!
1. Apply to Our Creative Clubhouse
2. Be accepted by our team!
After acceptance you will then be sent a private purchase link (on June 1) to buy the monthly membership option of your choice.
There is one exception to this: if you plan to be a Drop-In only Member.
If you are looking to be a Drop-In Member who pays each time they are onsite you will get to forgo the application process! However, you will not have access to all of the perks that the monthly members do- just something to keep in mind.
Interested in learning more about the Clubhouse? Read more: HERE
Have you always wanted to shop Cleveland Flea items online?
The time is coming soon. We re officially launching our online store and we can't wait to give you the opportunity to shop the Flea Store outside of the Flea.
I mean does it get much better than the Flea coming to you?
Online Flea Shop Launch: Monday May 21
Want access sooner?
Become a Flea Club Member as they will get a sneak peek & shopping abilities sooner!
Dying to know what the Creative Clubhouse is all about? Let us tell you!
Our Creative Clubhouse: Bringing women together to build confidence and share resources in order to help them become their dreamiest selves.
What does that mean exactly?
The Creative Clubhouse is an incubator for female start ups.
It offers women the space to build their business, confidence, & selves surrounded by the dreamiest supplies in the dreamiest of workspaces (not to mention other bada$$ women).
How do you get involved with such a dreamy place?
The clubhouse offers memberships that get you monthly access to the space, & social events. As well as drop-in options for one time use.
What do the memberships look like?
First Access to Membership Events (access 1 day early to RSVP). Some super special events might require actual ticket purchase
Special designation within the space (ie biz is listed within CC)
1 Membership Shoutout on Social Media
How do you get a membership?
First step: Apply here
Memberships go live June 1. In order to have access to purchase a membership you must first be accepted by Team CC & Founder Stephanie Sheldon (Drop-In Memberships will not require acceptance) . Upon acceptance you will receive a link to purchase your monthly membership!
The Law of the Flea says that we are blessed with gorgeous weather on event days at or above 93 percent of the time.
However, that 7 percent can be a real nightmare and a source of stress for a lot of us. So we decided to hash out a legitimate rain plan in hopes that it alone will help keep any storms at bay. You know, that whole “it never rains when you bring an umbrella” approach.
So, we’re still calling The Flea “rain or shine” events, because the heart of our rain plan is to make it happen come hell or high water, whenever we can. In that spirit, we’ve developed a two tier plan to deal with extreme weather in the forecast. We define extreme weather as the strong chance of lasting thunderstorms, a flood warning or watch, and/or the pairing of either of these with a heavy wind factor.
The tiers are delineated by the timing and duration of extreme weather in the forecast.
Tier 1--Delay: the strong chance of extreme weather during setup and/or early market hours. We may decide to delay the start of the event. Vendors will be informed via email no later than 5 pm on the Friday before the event. Set up times will also be adjusted. Shoppers will be informed via social media and local news outlets whenever possible. We encourage vendors to share any announcements we make with their own social media followers to help spread the word.
Tier 1--Close Early: extreme weather sets in during the late hours of the market. We may decide to close early. Flea staff will inform vendors on site of this decision. Shoppers will be informed via social media and local news outlets whenever possible. We encourage vendors to share any announcements we make with their own social media followers to help spread the word.
Tier 1--Brief Storms: there is the strong chance of intermittent extreme weather, as in scattered thunderstorms. We won’t delay the event or close early for scattered storms, but encourage vendors to have a batten down the hatches plan and supplies, such as sufficient tent weights and large tarps. In the case of thunderstorms, we encourage vendors to put out their tarps, lower their tents, and wait out the storm in the parking garage.
Tier 2--Cancel: extreme weather in the forecast for the entirety of the event weekend. We will cancel the event. Vendors will be informed via email no later than 5 pm on the Thursday before the event. Shoppers will be informed via social media and local news outlets whenever possible. We encourage vendors to share any announcements we make with their own social media followers to help spread the word.
So there it is. A real plan… that we hope we never have to use!
That being said, we take the safety of our staff, vendors, and shoppers very seriously and will approach making these decisions with great care. Please refrain from emailing or texting us screenshots of the weather forecast you’re staring at. The value in this policy lies somewhere outside debating the accuracy of one forecast over the other.
Lastly, this plan is meant only for extreme weather situations. So if you do not hear from us in any capacity regarding the weather, please pack a poncho and assume that it is happening as planned. :)
by guest blogger (& secret Flea Food Critic) Tony Winn
It’s only after eating your weight in all things BBQ that one spends their night lying in bed murmuring… I should have eaten something healthier.
Normally, when I go to the Flea, it’s a free for all: A chocolate fueled rave, with quesadilla dreams! However, as summer reaches down and places its warm hands on my shoulder moments after I’ve seen the 1000th post about getting my beach body ready - I’m leaning towards getting something healthier next time at the Flea.
Fortunately for you, here’s a guide that spells out some of the healthier options at the Flea.
Smooth Rider LLC – Imagine you’re walking around The Flea: It’s hot, you’re melting like witch to water and you want something to cool you down. You turn to the left and what do you see? Smooth Rider LLC, your knight in shining armor. This place is known for their healthy, tasty smoothies; my personal hangover fix. With a focus on fresh ingredients their healthiest smoothies are dairy free, vegan, soy-free, gluten free, using non-GMO all-natural organic yogurt made with organic coconut milk with probiotics. It’s a choice you can feel good about. Might I recommend their kokomo kale smoothie?
Manna Food Truck - Aside from being a food truck that is morally strong (they intentionally provide job opportunities to the less fortunate) What I love about this place is they have variety – they cater to all types of eaters (Hence this is a great option for you and your pork-rind-loving friend AKA me). For those that are searching for healthier options, might I recommend their Greek chicken wrap with a side of cous cous salad. It’s light, healthy and ego-friendly.
The Square Scullery - You’ll be elated to know that the Square Scullery has your back on the quest for all things healthy. You see, one of the knocks of trying to eat healthy is the options are limited and sometimes come across as drab. Brace yourself: this award-winning food truck brings variety to the table. Insert their spring menu: Chicken or veggie curry, kimchi pancakes and chorizo & sweet potato frittata w/ arugala & yogurt. Be prepared to let your taste buds run wild.
Raw Trainer – On and off the court (The Flea…just role play with me) Raw Trainer is your friend. Their focus is 100% plant-based meals with attention on keeping the nutrients intact. If you’re healthy minded, this place is your oasis. Along with serving food at the Flea they do home deliveries too – thus they take the work out of cooking – score!
Cleveland Field Kitchen – Six words: Braised. Pork. Sammy. Thank. Me. Later. Of all the sandwiches that have made me smile, this one has my face frozen in time. With spicy braised pork shoulder, cilantro pesto, candied jalapeños, pickled red onion and greens on a baguette, how can you go wrong?
Ohio City Soup Co – In a world that wants you to eat a sandwich, frankly, sometimes you want soup. You-know-what-I’m-sayin’? Ohio City Soup Co is your friend you didn’t know you had. They serve up vegan, gluten free soups that hits the spot. Too all my soup people, let me declare this is your destination.
Need help picking out just the right thing for you mama this year? We have got you covered on many mama fronts!
1) Yellow Cake Trench
2) Cool plants from Lakewood Plant company
3) Air Plant hanger from Prathermade
4) Cleveland Street Glass Jewelry
5) a Vegan Donut (or two)
1) FOUNT Petite Bellfield Tote
2) mrly brand kiddo clothing
3) Maeves All Natural
4) Oceanne Boobie Necklace
5) Modern Mama CLE Flea Mothers Day Box
Not only would you have the best baby bag in town by adding a totesavvy to your newest FOUNT bag but you would have some of the best stress relieving & mama products out there. Pair these with some of the new apparel at the #fleashop and you've got the best baby shower gift a girl can ask for.
Have you ever wanted the opportunity to make your own flower bouquet to ensure you get just the right flower arrangement your momma will love? Great news!
We have partnered with Lush & Lovely to help you make custom bouquets for Mom this Flea!! You will have the opportunity to pick & choose a floral arrangement that your mom will enjoy, made with love, exclusively by you!
*Dear 6 lucky people who snagged these spots: please meet at the Color Wall to claim your 10 minute session with Julianna Arendash Photography!
It's best not to drive. Uber. Bus. Bike. However, if you do drive, here are a few things to know:
We have 4 ADA accessible spots at the entrance to The Flea. You'll see them marked.
Parking in neighborhood parking lots is at your own risk. If there is a sign posted that you will be towed, you will be towed.
Don't park in areas on the street where it says, "No Parking" as you will either be ticketed or towed.
There's ample parking if you're ok strolling through our lovely neighborhood.
Bought something big? Vendors might be willing to deliver it to you for an extra fee OR we also allow cars to drive in for pick up of large items.
We have bike racks for locking up your ride.