The first-ever Old Town Flea Market debuts in Clovis this weekend. The flea market will feature antique or vintage, handmade or repurposed items. It’s not a swap meet, note the organizers, who are the owners of the Vintage on Fourth shop and 5th Street Antiques in Old Town Clovis. You can read more about the event in this week’s Retail Therapy column.
One vendor sure to get lots of traffic at the flea market: ReVive Industries. They’re the folks who rescued wood from bowling lanes at Cedar Lanes before it was demolished. The husband-and-wife team will be taking orders at the flea market to have the wood made into furniture, cutting boards, frames, even pens made from the wood. How cool would it be for a longtime Cedar Lanes bowler to have a coffee table made from a lane in his living room? The ReVive folks can do “anything as small as a pen to as large as a dining room table,” says Allyson Schulz, who runs the business with her husband Timothy.
They’re just two people (one with a day job and the other with an all-the-time job of staying home with several small kiddos) so they don’t have any of the furniture made yet, but they’ll be taking orders. The couple make furniture from other reclaimed materials as well.
You can find them at the flea market this coming Saturday and Sunday, at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds. Admission is $5 and the market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.