Brooklyn Flea Leaves Fort Greene and Heads to Williamsburg for the Winter

By Janet Upadhye on November 22, 2013 11:23am 

 Brooklyn Flea will not open in its regular location at 1 Hanson Pl. this season.
Brooklyn Flea will not open in its regular location at 1 Hanson Pl. this season.
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FORT GREENE — Brooklyn Flea is moving to Williamsburg this winter instead of staying in its regular location at the 1 Hanson Pl. clocktower in Fort Greene, Flea founders announced.

Beginning on Nov. 30, the Flea will take up residence on the second floor of a 47,000-square-foot industrial loft space at 80 N. 5th St.

"We were packing in like sardines at the clocktower," said Brooklyn Flea co-founder Eric Demby. "Frankly we outgrew the space."

"We had to turn away several vendors last year," Demby added. "We loved the space and feel terrible about leaving but now we can accomodate more vendors."

The new location will fit 200 vendors — double the size of the Fort Greene location — including 75 Smorgasburg food stations, he said.

Brooklyn Flea will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends at 80 N. 5 St. through Dec. 21. In the new year they will reopen from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the beginning of April they plan to return to their regular outdoor location in the schoolyard at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Fort Greene.

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