The Cleveland Flea is a monthly urban treasure hunt that draws thousands of shoppers to lesser-known neighborhoods in the city.
Think curated vintage meets culinary adventures on the road to the most talented makers in the region. More than 250,000 people have shopped the Cleveland Flea to the tune of $5 million spent on all things local. It's provided makers the opportunity to take their skills from hobby status to brick-and-mortar storefront.
The Flea has become a small-business incubator with big impact. And it’s just the start of year three!
The project: Build furniture for the Cleveland Flea.
We're building a real home for the Flea. We need your help to make it happen! This Kickstarter helps us complete Phase One: Infrastructure. It's the tables, benches, bar, stools and other furniture we need to [almost] accommodate all 20,000+ monthly shoppers at our event in Tyler Village.
By having these pieces designed and small-batch manufactured here, we’re continuing to invest in our local economy and keeping the fabric of the Flea true to Cleveland’s manufacturing roots.
We expect to debut the Flea's new furniture in JUNE/JULY 2015.
What's in it for you?
Well, places to sit, eat, relax, people-watch, share your Flea finds or enjoy that boozy snow-cone. You'll also get our love and appreciation. Oh, and plenty of perks! We're thanking you with Flea access and exclusive designs from your favorite vendors.
Risks and challenges
Any collaboration and multi-step project runs the risk of blowing deadlines and losing track of your end delivery date.
The Cleveland Flea team plans plenty of monthly events, so we understand the importance of keeping things on track. We've determined delivery dates for the furniture and rewards in coordination with the designers, builders and vendors.
In the unlikely event that any of these projects runs over deadline, we'll keep each of our backers informed about their status and best estimates for delivery.
Great news: we've completed the design portion of the furniture project. All we need is a successful Kickstarter to get the building process up and running.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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