Guide to July Flea

THE DEETS:

  • Saturday, July 14th
  • 9AM-4PM 

PARKING: 

It's best not to drive. Uber. Bus. Bike. But 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. 

UPDATED ENTRY FEE: 

  • $2 ADMISSION

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.

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BAR MENU:

July Cocktail: 

  • Tequila, Watermelon, Aperol, lime juice

Blueberry Prosecco Slush

  • Light rum, lemon, blueberry, prosecco
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FLEA CAFE MENU: 

  • Ice Cream Sandwich by Masons Creamery 
  • Pink & White Cookies by Larder
  • Pink Donuts by Brewnuts
  • Lavender Lemonade by Byte
  • Rose Bud Latte by Cleveland Tea Revival 
  • Rosellini by Platform 
  • Sparkling Rose (Bottle or Glass) 
  • Guardian Cold Brew
  • Shacksbury Cider
  • LaCroix
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FLEA FLOWER MARKET:

Monthly Special

  • Blushing Bride Protea

Flea Bouquet

  • focal blooms + supporting flowers + greenery

Flea BFF Bouquet

  • more focal blooms + more supporting flowers + greenery

*Lilies are only available in the BFF bouquet

Add ons:

  • Fuji Flowers, Monstera Leaves, Bird of Paradise Leaf, Oncidium
  • Calla Lily, Asiatic Lily, Bird of Paradise, Dendrobium, Protea Blushing Bride

 

 Artwork by Amber Esner

Artwork by Amber Esner

Distinct Cle Crates

Maker Spotlight: Distinct Cle Crates

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.

Crate Options:

Pre-made by Team Distinct Cle

OR

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.

  • July 14, August 11, September 8, & October 13 !

Giveaway Details: 

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)!

MR & MRS. Wedding Crate 

Includes:

  • Distinct Cle Mr & Mrs. engraved Wedding Crate 
  • Pie by Floressa Bakery 
  • Herbal Soy Candle
  • Mini Plant
  • Cross Stitch Photo
  • Small Decorative Pillow

City of Cleveland Crate! 

Includes:

  • Distinct Cle Cleveland engraved Tray
  • Oh! Chips- Spicy Pickle
  • Popes Bloody Mary Mix & Cocktail olives
  • Vintage BBQ Mug
  • Andy Griffith & I love Lucy Trading Cards
  • Decorative Wooden Sign

Join #teamflea !!!

We want YOU to join the DREAM TEAM

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.

Open Positions: 

EXPERIENCE MANUFACTURER

[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.

PARKING ATTENDANT

[GOAL] Be the smiling face and sigh of relief to our Flea Club Members, providing them the significant amenity of VIP parking.

June Vendors

June Flea Vendors

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Shops:

  • 2 Odd Birds
  • Alchemy Abstract
  • Ampersand
  • Anne Cate
  • Articles
  • B.Pottery
  • Bella Studio
  • BettysRetro
  • Billy Ritter 77
  • Black Branches
  • Black Kitten Vintage
  • Blissed Out Design
  • Bombabird
  • Boundary & Thorn
  • Brewser's Biscuits
  • Brighton Wool & Honey Co.
  • Capsule Clothing
  • Chris Deighan
  • City Dogs
  • Cle Street Glass
  • Clear Bluir Design
  • Crochet Kitty
  • Cuyahoga Collective
  • Dalia Jean Designs
  • Dead Byrd Vintage
  • DistinctCLE
  • Emily Roggenburk
  • Entwine
  • Fetch & Co.
  • Fiber and Gloss
  • Five Blessings Handmade
  • Foundry Woodprints
  • Fount Leather Goods
  • Free 2 Bee
  • Free Range Skin Care
  • Gifted
  • Gina DeSantis Ceramics
  • Glitteracy
  • Gorgeous Henna
  • Gypsy Moth
  • Hazel Made
  • HLOS
  • Hyggelight Candles
  • I Love CLE
  • ILTHY
  • Inked and Dotted
  • Jersey Girl Vintage
  • Jessica Dubis Jewelry
  • Keystone Steel Co
  • Lackey Road Guitar Co
  • Lake Erie Pet
  • Lakewood Plant Company
  • Lauren Heuer Design
  • Legend
  • Letter Press Jess
  • Lil Paws Apparel
  • Lil' Burritos
  • Little Chicago Clothing Co.
  • Loisoleta
  • Lorraine's Cottage
  • Maeve's All Natural
  • MandaBees Headbands
  • Maplewood Boutique
  • McPherson Events & Design
  • Milo & Me
  • Morning Song Gardens
  • MRLY Brand
  • My Beverly Jewelry
  • Natterdoodle
  • No Rulz Art
  • Oceanne
  • Only the Best
  • OOH My Gouache
  • Paper Cutz
  • Peripeti
  • Piper & Stone
  • Poor Sparrow
  • Re/Dress
  • Reconstruct Wood
  • Refresh Collective
  • Revival
  • Rock Candy
  • RocketE3
  • Rustic Edge Boutique
  • Salvage Finds-Unique Designs
  • Samantha Wiggins Designs
  • Shape
  • Shebaflora
  • Shop High Pockets
  • Shore Society
  • Slainte Home
  • Snakes + Acey's
  • So Darn Pretty Designs
  • SORRY.
  • South Hills Antique Gallery
  • Stash Style
  • Stringbean Aesthetics
  • Suzy Q's Redos
  • Sweet Dish
  • Taylored Metals
  • Tesori Dal Lago
  • The Circle Craft
  • The Modern Mama
  • The Pastimes
  • The Social Dept.
  • The Style Foundry
  • The Wandering Wardrobe
  • Timeless Treasures Revisited
  • Tour de CLE
  • Tread The Terra
  • Upcycle Parts Shop
  • Urban Planting Cleveland
  • UrbanSilverWorks
  • Valerie Design
  • Valerie Tyler Collection
  • Victoria Janes
  • Vintage Girl Finds
  • Whiskertin
  • Wizard of Oddz
  • Wonderland Toys
  • Yogi's Closet Boutique

Food: 

  • Back Attack Snacks
  • Betty'sBombAssBurgers
  • Bloom Cafe
  • Bob Sferra Culinary Occasions
  • Buckeye Blends
  • Burning River Bagels
  • Cleveland Field Kitchen
  • Cleveland Jam LLC
  • Donut Lab
  • Fat T's Cookies
  • Floressa Cafe
  • Ice Cream Joy
  • Ice Or Rice
  • Jim Alesci's Place
  • Kiko's Kitchen
  • Little Red Bird Custom Cookies
  • Manna
  • Maui Shave Ice
  • Perogi Lady
  • Proper Pig
  • Randy's Pickles
  • Raw Trainer
  • Rust Belt Pepper Co.
  • Sauced Pizzeria
  • Six Shooter
  • Smooth Rider
  • Square Scullery
  • Sugar Bomb Confections
  • T's Concessions
  • The Croqueteria
  • The Funky Truckeria
  • The Vegan Doughnut Co.
  • Wholly Frijoles

Juli's Trip to May Flea

Oh hey everyone, 

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. 

Breakfast

 Burning River Bagel 

Burning River Bagel 

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. 

The Goods

 Lakewood Plant Co

Lakewood Plant Co

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. 

 Flea Flower Market and Flea Club

Flea Flower Market and Flea Club

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? 

Lunch 

 Wholly Frijios

Wholly Frijios

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. 

 Little Red Bird Cookie

Little Red Bird Cookie

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,

Juli

Apply Now- Creative Clubhouse

Creative Clubhouse Memberships go LIVE June 1st. 

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

We sincerely look forward to reviewing your applications & opening up this space to women doing bada$$ things. 

Our Creative Clubhouse: The details

Dying to know what the Creative Clubhouse is all about? Let us tell you! 

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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? 

Studio Desk

$175/ mo

  • Personal desk, chair + storage locker
  • 24-hour access to the space (except for time where the space is booked for private events, which is minimal and will always be communicated)
  • Access to Membership Events
  • Onsite Printer

All Access

$100/ mo

  • Weekly-access to the space during open hours
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday-Friday 8am-8pm
  • Saturday 10am-5pm

Social

$75/ mo

  • 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

Drop In Options

  • Classic: $8
  • Access to space for full day (operating hours)
  • Social: Event Based Pricing
  • One time access to a social event of choice

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! 

 

Want more details? Check out the website! 

Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine we Flea! 

 Because, who doesn't love a good rainbow? 

Because, who doesn't love a good rainbow? 

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. :)

Thanks,

Team Flea

Healthy Eats @ the Flea

Healthy Eats @ the Flea

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.

Enjoy.

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.

Guide to May Flea: Mothers Day Edition

May Flea, Mom Flea 

Mothers Day Gifts:

Need help picking out just the right thing for you mama this year? We have got you covered on many mama fronts! 

Top 5 Picks for Mom- (picked by Mom)!

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) 

Top 5 Picks for a New Mom- (picked by our expecting mama Krista)

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. 

Mom Flea Celebrations:

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Flea Flower Market

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!

Mommy & Me Photos: SOLD OUT! 

Details:

  • The sessions will occur between 3PM-4PM at the Color Wall.
  • Tiny 10 minute photo sessions (1-2 poses).
  • The session is free and we will be offering same-day printing of 4x6s.
  • This is for Moms of tiny humans, & Dog moms.

*Dear 6 lucky people who snagged these spots: please meet at the Color Wall to claim your 10 minute session with Julianna Arendash Photography! 

General Details: 

SATURDAY | MAY 12 | 9AM-4PM | 3615 SUPERIOR AVE

Getting there + Parking

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.