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Every Sunday, the Melrose Flea transforms a high school parking lot into a jammed market full of shoppers, vintage vendors and food stalls. Now its originators are hoping they can create a similar experience with a new Flea slated to open Downtown this summer.
Phillip Dane has enlisted some 400 'Etsy type' new and vintage vendors, food trucks and live music for the project, which he's describing as a food festival, flea market and block party all in one. "As far as I know, this event is the first of its kind to have a social media community within its website for the vendors: every seller will have their own url on DTFlea.com—allowing venders to showcase their products, write blog posts, connect with other venders, and bring awareness to their business," Dane told BlogDowntown. The Downtown flea will be held on the fourth Sunday of every month from 10am to 4pm starting in July; entrance will cost $5.
· Downtown Flea [Official Site]
· Downtown Flea, a New Flea Market and Food Festival [Eater]
· 'Etsy'-type flea market, food fest to begin in Historic Core this summer[Blog Downtown]