Final days of summer marked by last Flagship Flea of the season
Independence Hill to host event this weekend
It's hard to tell amidst the heatwave Erie has been experiencing for the last two weeks, but summer is coming to an end. Soon the breeze will cool, bringing with it snow, and Erieites can return to the most popular topic of conversation; complaints about the cold.
With the end of summer comes the final Flagship Flea event of 2018. Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Sept. 8, shoppers are invited to come eat local food, vibe and appreciate the art being created within the city. Independence Hill – a hub of local stores and art, located between 24th and 26th St. on Peach – will host the flea market, as per usual.
"As the season winds down, we'd like to thank Mayor Schember, the City of Erie staff, Mr. Rocco, and all the vendors who participated in this year's Flagship Fleas," organizers of the artisan market said in a press release this week. "This event was/is a labor of love for the area that is Independence Hill."
Kimkopy Printing goes 5 for 5 this summer, hosting a booth at every Flagship Flea including the market's final event on Sept. 8.
Organizers and business owners are already looking towards the future of Flagship Flea, working to improve the area's parking, lighting and security for upcoming events.
Elaborating on such strides, organizers also said in the recent press release: "We want to make sure the Erie community has the best shopping experience at the Hill. One of our goals is to grow Mom & Pop businesses and increase awareness of the vibrant artist community that we have in our area." – Hannah McDonald
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