Looks like those new and bigger digs and the influx of additional vendors arent the only changes for Brooklyn Flea this year. The five-year-old gathering of lobster roll artisans, crafters, fabricators, and makers of everything and all thats hip and essential to contemporary urban lifestyles is also taking its show on the road to Philadelphia.
Philadelphia magazine says that founders Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler will bring the Flea experience on a weekly basis to the citys Northern Liberties neighborhood, where the sprawling urban renewal experiment, the Piazza at Schmidts, will play host to the market.
The first installment is set for Sunday, June 2, and then every Sunday thereafter. When it starts up, 100 vendors will descend on the Piazza. Right now, its sounding like as much as 20 percent will be shipped in from Brooklyn, including Red Hook Lobster Pound and Gradys Cold Brew. As far as who from Philly will join the party, no ones really saying. Little Babys Ice Cream seems a viable contender, and Federal Donuts would surely make a killing.
As Daily Intelligencer notes, the market will still be called the Brooklyn Flea, despite its new location.