Dozens of eager shoppers crowded the front doors of 918 Flea Market just before their grand opening at 10 am on January 7th, 2018. The historic Rose Bowl building was recently brought back to life with the opening of 918 Flea Market, which now occupies the space every Sunday. Owner Blake Lund said the new market is a dream project that he’s been working on for months. “It’s going to evolve. Hopefully into really what Tulsa is looking for,” Lund said.
918 is the Tulsa region’s telephone area code. The new flea market gives the public a chance to see a true Route 66 landmark. The Rose Bowl building used to house a world-class bowling alley. Built in 1961, the unique building closed after two arson fires in 2005.
Chris Whinery renovated the facility and reopened it as the Rose Bowl Events Center in 2008. In 2012, One Hope Ministry bought the facility adding a basketball court and artificial turf for the use of area children. One Hope Ministry rents out the building to 918 Flea Market every Sunday.
At the market, shoppers can find a unique and expansive array of vintage, collectible, fashion, and handmade items. The building itself provides an iconic ambiance like no other, perfect for browsing retro treasures. There is often live music, and a selection of local food trucks parked out front. The market is constantly evolving and changing, offering something new every weekend.
Vendors spaces are 10’ x 10’ for $35 each. Setup time is 7 am – 10 am. The market is open 10 am – 5 pm every Sunday. For more information call 918-921-5900, email Blake@918fleamarket.com or visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/918fleamarket.