Flea market ‘with a twist’ opens in Norge

The Flipping Flea got off the ground in early July and will continue to expand in August

  • Vintage glassware on sale at a merchants' booth in the Flipping Flea. (WYDaily/Andrew Harris)

    Vintage glassware on sale at a merchants' booth in the Flipping Flea. (WYDaily/Andrew Harris)

  • The Flipping Flea opened in Colonial Towne Shops in early July. (WYDaily/ Andrew Harris)

    The Flipping Flea opened in Colonial Towne Shops on Richmond Road in early July. (WYDaily/ Andrew Harris)

  • Nancy Lee, owner of The Flipping Flea and her own booth, Always a Happy Hour/ (WYDaily/ Andrew Harris)

    Nancy Lee, owner of The Flipping Flea and her own booth, Always a Happy Hour/ (WYDaily/ Andrew Harris)

  • The Flipping Flea's merchants offer unique and hand-crafted items. (WYDaily/Andrew Harris)

    The Flipping Flea's merchants offer unique and hand-crafted items. (WYDaily/Andrew Harris)

  • Backpacks, purses tote bags and more are on display in the Tickle Me Pink Boutique. (WYDaily/Andrew Harris)

    Backpacks, purses tote bags and more are on display in the Tickle Me Pink Boutique. (WYDaily/Andrew Harris)

  • The Fabulous Finds and Accessories booth in The Flipping Flea. (WYDaily/Andrew Harris)

    The Fabulous Finds and Accessories booth in The Flipping Flea. (WYDaily/Andrew Harris)

  • Jewelry for sale inside The Flipping Flea. (WYDaily/Andrew Harris)

    Jewelry for sale inside The Flipping Flea. (WYDaily/Andrew Harris)

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Fourteen merchants have already joined a new flea market that opened in early July.

Six more small businesses will set up booths in The Flipping Flea by the end of August, according to owner Nancy Lee.

The Flipping Flea opened July 6 in the Colonial Town Plaza in Norge, marketing an eclectic collection of goods including furniture, tote bags, photography, jewelry, home décor and happy-hour supplies from local vendors and artisans.

“I wanted to do an indoor flea market with a twist,” Lee said. “We have really good things happening over here. The foot traffic has been great.”

Lee’s new business is a shared retail space for area craftspeople and small business owners to showcase their wares. Entrepreneurs rent space from Lee and set up booths to display their products.

Business owners can find rental terms that fit their needs, in terms of space and location within the store. Lee said Flipping Flea provides more flexibility and less overhead for upstart businesses.

Merchants already inside Flipping Flea include:

  • Katie’s Girls, which offers painted furniture and decorations made from pallet wood.
  • Fabulous Finds & Accessories, which offers an “eclectic collection” of homemade goods
  • Tickle Me Pink Boutique, where shoppers will find a collection of backpacks, tote bags and lunchboxes hung on the booth’s wall.
  • Janey’s Treasures, which sells vintage glassware, jewelry and unique gifts.
  • Always a Happy Hour, which is Lee’s own booth. Shoppers will find accessories for after 5 p.m., such as flasks, glasses, cups and napkins with humorous lines for cleaning up spills.

Lee said she is still looking for more local craftspeople with unique merchandise. The store can hold up to 30 merchants.

“Hopefully it’ll provide a lot of opportunities, not just for the businesses that are in here but for the locals to have a fun place to come and shop,” she said.

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