In San Francisco Bay, on a small man-made island, the Treasure Island Flea is set to open May 28. The market is being launched by Angie and Charles Ansanelli, who are known locally as retailers and suppliers, specializing in apparel. According to Angie Ansanelli, the market will start with 150 to 200 vendors. “We looked for two years for a venue,” she says. “But many locations never panned out. All along, Treasure Island was saying, ‘Come to us.’ When we went, finally, we knew it was our home. The view is amazing and it’s so big and beautiful.”
The Treasure Island Flea has space for hundreds of vendors, and more are being sought. The swap meet will be held on the last Saturday and Sunday of each month, according to About.com. The base charge is $99 for a 10×10 space for two days. Larger spaces are available.
The grand opening will feature an artist’s exhibit of sculpture, entertainment, food trucks, and more. “We’re trying to pull out all the stops,” Ansanelli says. The products available will span a wide range. According to the market Web site:
“We have traveled throughout the Bay Area and have met with so many talented and amazing entrepreneurs who have created incredible products, ideas and innovations that quite frankly have blown us away! We saw so many unique and interesting products and could not believe that there was no ongoing market that could showcase these products that we know customers would love. These items include furniture made from recycled ship wood, repurposed designed hip clothing, handmade bags, jewelry, art, sport collections, pinball machines, etc. … We are excited to showcase these talented entrepreneurs and their amazing products at the Treasure Island Flea.”
A new logo was recently created through a contest and reported through the Treasure Island Flea’s Facebook page. For more information, call (415) 898-0245 or e-mail email@example.com.