Two years ago while attending a conference on public markets in New York, we made a stop at the Brooklyn Flea. It was a rainy day but there were still 50 vendors set up in a huge Catholic church parking lot. The Brooklyn Flea blew my mind and I knew when I returned to Charlotte I had to start a similar type flea. Whether it’s farmer or flea…I love exploring these kinds of markets. The timing hasn’t been right until now and I’m excited to announce…….
The Flea is only going to operate on Saturday, April 30th as a part of the South End Soul events. We will consider this a “pilot” flea with the plan to operate on a regular schedule but for now just this Saturday. The Flea will be set up on vacant lot at the corner of Camden Road and Park Avenue across from Phat Burrito from 10am to 4pm. The great part about this market is that it’s coming together as a collaborative community effort. The idea and naming came over coffee with Chuck Barger and Scott Lindsley at the Common Market South End. Laura Gribble and Lisa Pearce with South End Exchange are facilitating and managing the Flea, and Gaines Brown is providing the location for the Flea.
The South End Super Flea will feature vendors of antique and repurposed furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques. If you are interested in becoming a vendor for our inaugural flea then please email Lisa Pearce at firstname.lastname@example.org. She’ll send you the guidelines and application and help answer any questions.
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