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We’re building a real home for the Flea. Phase One: benches, tables and other furniture, small-batch manufactured in Cleveland.
We’re building a real home for the Flea. Phase One: benches, tables and other furniture, small-batch manufactured in Cleveland.
507 backers pledged $40,612 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

We're working with local businesses Second Shift Design Studio and Soulcraft Woodshop to design and build this custom furniture.

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.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    One free HIGH-FIVE, in public, from the Cleveland Flea team member of your choice. You’ll also be included in our backers’ THANK YOU! shout-out.

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    WE ARE THE RISING TIDE BUTTON, exclusively designed for Kickstarter backers. (Don’t be the only person without one.)

    You may also have that very public high-five and backer shout-out.

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Two WE ARE THE RISING TIDE DOWNLOADABLE PRINTS + DESKTOP WALLPAPER designs, exclusively created for this Kickstarter.

    Don't forget the matching backer button, high-five and shout-out!

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    Limited edition WE ARE THE RISING TIDE TEE for Kickstarter backers only. You’ll also receive the backer button and that shout-out.

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    Happy Hour just got better! You'll be first on your block to get a bottle of (Cleveland Flea fave) POPE'S NEW MARGARITA MIX.

    You'll also get a WE ARE THE RISING TIDE DOWNLOADABLE PRINT. Throw in a backer button and one fresh shout-out for great measure.

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    A fresh perk for Kickstarters! Cleveland artist Ashley Ross designed a print that captures exactly what it takes to make a creative economy grow: hustle and heart.

    You'll also get a WE ARE THE RISING TIDE DOWNLOADABLE PRINT. Throw in a backer button and one fresh shout-out for great measure.

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    2 JARS ARTISAN JAM BY HUMBLE PIE (flavors: Cleveland's a Plum and a secret to be named later).

    You'll also get a WE ARE THE RISING TIDE DOWNLOADABLE PRINT. Throw in a backer button and one fresh shout-out for great measure.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Tote bag: check! Notebook: check! Pencil: check! Backer buttons, stickers and other swag: check, check and check! You get all the fixins for a CLE FLEA SURVIVAL KIT, custom crafted by our vendors and Team Flea.

    Of course, you get a thank-you shout-out too!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Limited edition CLE FLEA ILLUSTRATED PRINT, specially designed for the Kickstarter, by artist Chris Deighan.

    Plus: one free, early-access ticket to Cleveland Flea preview events in 2015. You’ll also receive the backer button and shout-out.

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    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    Finally! When someone says, "is your name on that seat?" You can say YES! We're building 80 benches for the Flea. Your name can be on one. We're giving two names per bench — pledge twice to claim the whole plank!

    Plus: one free, early-access ticket to Cleveland Flea preview events in 2015. You’ll also receive the backer button and shout-out.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Limited edition ON THE LOOKOUT JEWELRY BRACELET, exclusively designed for Kickstarter backers.

    Plus: two free, early-access tickets to Cleveland Flea preview events in 2015. You’ll also receive the backer button and shout-out.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    THE CLEVELAND FLEA FOODIE EXPERIENCE features unique flavors and delectable bites from a dozen Cleveland Culinary All-Stars you'll find at the Flea. And your custom-crafted spread comes packaged on a beautifully designed, locally made butcher board.

    Add in two free, early-access tickets to Cleveland Flea preview events in 2015, the backer button and shout-out.

    Note: No shipping available, for the love of freshness! Pick-up for these food items will be available at a Cleveland Flea event.

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    Your very own CLE FLEA FURNITURE SET, including wooden table and two benches that match the custom collection you're helping us fund for our markets!

    You'll also get two free, early-access tickets to Cleveland Flea preview events in 2015. That backer button and shout-out are yours too!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Star in an upcoming CLE FLEA PHOTOSHOOT, styled by Team Flea and captured by Suzuran Photography.

    Plus, ONE BONUS REWARD OF YOUR CHOICE from $5-$500, and two free, early-access tickets to Cleveland Flea preview events in 2015. You’ll also receive the backer button and shout-out.

    NOTE: You may also elect to gift this starring role to someone awesome.

    Suzuran Photography studio is located in Cleveland. Travel costs to Cleveland not included.

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    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    Wow. Just, wow. We're straight-up NAMING THE FURNITURE AFTER YOU after you and hiring an artist to carve your initials in the table of your choice.

    You'll receive a BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT of yourself (add family, if you choose), captured by Suzuran Photography, which we'll display at the Cleveland Flea for the life of the event.

    Plus, you get EACH OF THE PERKS from $5-$1,000. And a hug from each member of the Cleveland Flea team.

    NOTE: Suzuran Photography studio is located in Cleveland. Travel costs to Cleveland not included.

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Funding period

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