Find us in the St. Clair Neighborhood with over 90 vendors including a mix of new, handmade wares, gorgeous vintage finds, delicious baked goods, repurposed housewares, food truck fare, and lots of fun treasures for kids to scout out.
The Flea is going to be graciously hosted by Sterle's Country House, a true Cleveland treasure. In 1954, Frank Sterle (pronounced stir-lee), a Slovenian immigrant, founded his Country House with a small building on East 55th Street, a few picnic tables and only one waitress-- who had to memorize the small menu since none had been printed, featuring traditional fare including wiener schnitzel, chicken paprikash, stuffed cabbage, sausage and sauerkraut. New owner, Rick Semersky, hopes to keep those long standing traditions alive but also reinvigorate the Cleveland landmark. He's started off with the beer menu- adding in a well-curated selection of craft beer and cider. Oh- and he also built a beautiful bier garden, where you can sip those brews and enjoy some food truck fare. The address is 1401 East 55th Street.
Sneak Peek of the July Flea
Some things I'm excited about
Story & Craft with Betsy Snyder
Join local children's author and illustrator, Betsy Snyder, as she reads from a collection of her beautiful stories and conducts a coordinating craft. This class is free to attend and Betsy will be on hand to sign and sell books after the reading. 11am-1pm (approximate end time). Register here.
Join local artist-preneur Nicole McGee for a workshop using upcycled materials and walk away with two unique pins or hair clips. The class is $16 and tickets are available here. Nicole will also be talking about her exciting new venture in the St. Clair Neighborhood, The Upcycle Parts Shop! The class is at 3:00, but she'll have an open crafting/info session beginning at 1:00pm.
Brick & Mortar Pop-Up Shop Launch!
We're kicking off our rotating pop-up shop on Friday, july 12th from 5:30-9:00. The shop is located at 6419 St. Clair Avenue, just a hop-skip-jump from our Pop-Up Dinner location. We'll have handmade watermelon/mint juice, kale chips, ice cream from Mason's Creamery, and some vino to celebrate our first 3 pop-up vendors: Tiny Beet Jar, Urban Vintage Flaire and Eclectic Collection. In addition to shopping, St. Clair Avenue will we be playing host to visiting chefs and bartenders from Ohio City as a part of our pop-up dinner series. Chef Nowak from the Black Pig and Chef Lambert from Bar Cento , along with Bartender Mike Gulley will activate a vacant storefront into a culinary evening that includes a happy hour from 5:30-7:30 and a 4-course sit down dinner from 8:00-10:00. Join for one, or both!
Summer Pop-Up Dinner Party
Join us on Friday, July 12th for a special evening that will include a happy hour with live Slovenian music, culinary cocktails, and an amazing 4-course dinner brought to us by Chef Michael Nowak and Chef Adam Lambert. The night starts with a European-insired happy hour ($20) and follows with a 4-course dinner ($50) that includes wine pairings, culinary cocktails and dessert from Mason's Creamery. You can get a combination ticket for $65. The dinner will take place in a beautiful, vacant storefront right on St. Clair Avenue. The design team includes Brandon Sitler from The Urban Orchid, Ann King from Borrow Rentals and Janelle Miller from With Love & Whimsy Event Design. Tickets and more info here.
Makers Round Table
On Sunday, July 14th we'll be hosting a Makers Round Table discussion as a part of the upcoming movie, American Made Movie. Join us at Sterle's from 2-4 as we have a meet and greet with the crew of the film and many of our makers to hear their stories of starting small, creative businesses in our economy. American Made Movie is traveling to 32 cities in 32 days- and we want YOU, our makers and supporters of local goods, to join the conversation. The roundtable will be filmed and promoted alongside the movie, which is due in theaters in August. Please RSVP to let us know you'll be there!
Please also join us for the screening of American Made Movie at (5 or 6- time not yet confirmed) at Market Garden Brewery after the Makers Rountable.
#Find The Flea
We are located in the parking lot at Sterle's Country House. The address is 1401 East 55th Street, Cleveland. Parking is ample in the surrounding streets, as well as the VIP Restoration parking lot, located at 1361 East 55th Street.