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Maker Market At The Ellis Building Launches Friday October 26th

24 Oct

MakerMarketAtTheEllisSo in case you missed the news, The Eastside Flea, which was until recently located at 1024 Main Street in the Ellis Building, has moved to the Eastside Studios at 550 Malkin Avenue in Strathcona.  Which we might add is a great cool space. This though left the window open for someone to organize and takeover the space at now vacant Ellis Building and that they’ve done. This Friday, October 26th is the launch of the Maker Market At The Ellis which features you guessed it local makers, food trucks and more.  We see our friends at Sriracha Revolver will be on hand with their amazing spicy sauces AND one of their sauces we hear will be added to a spicy drink collaboration at the bar. Yes there’s a bar, cash only.  This new Makers Market happens from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  If you can’t make this one, two more are lined up Friday, November 23rd and Friday, December 14th. If you are a local maker looking for a cool new spot, they are taking applications for their upcoming markets.  To learn more, visit them on Instagram @makermarketattheellis.

Main Street Bike Expo – Saturday, June 10, 2017

7 Jun

MainStreetBikeExpo2017You are invited to check out the inaugural Main Street Bike Expo happening this Saturday at the Ellis Building, 1024 Street.  The event is celebrating creativity in the cycling world.  They will be showcasing lifestyle brands, community networks, new technology, workshops, free tune ups and a bike valet. Exhibitors for the event include Mobi by Shaw Go, Landyachtz, Union Street Cycle, RAD Cycle, Paul Brodie book signing (of Brodie Bikes), Layback Co,  Bonavia Cycles, BC Lung Association’s Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath, XS Helmets and Two Wheel Gear to name a few.  Along with live music by Rodney Decroo, Nashlyn, James Green and Alex Little, food trucks will be on hand.  Some of the other events lined up for the day include:

11:00 AM

History Lesson + presentation by Gordon “The Bike Guy” Hobbis of
Cap’s Bicycle Shop & The Bike Museum

4:00 PM

Show & Shine Bicycle Beauty Pageant hosted by comedian Kathleen McGee

6:00 – 8:00 PM  

Mark Mills Bicycle Brewery Tour Meet at the Ellis Building at 6:00 pm sharp and follow Mark as he takes you on a musical bicycle journey sampling beers at four different breweries before you end up at the MSBE Landyachtz afterparty.

The Main Street Bike Expo runs from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission to the event is $3.00. To learn more about what’s planned for this first day out, visit Main Street Bike Expo.

Eastside Flea Grand Opening Weekend April 16 & 17

14 Apr

EastsideFleaIn case you hadn’t heard, the Eastside Flea has found a new permanent home at the Ellis Building, 1024 Main Street. This flea market features it all including vintage goods, vinyl records, collectibles and handmade items by local artisans.  This weekend is the Grand Opening of their new space and it will be a 2 day event on April 16th and 17th.  They have been busy reworking their new digs and are ready to show it off.  Added bonus is Tacofino Food Truck will be on hand for those that get hungry while shopping. There will also be deejays on hand as well an artist show room and a few other surprises. The Eastside Flea will be open this Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Come on down and check out their new space.

Farewell To The Wise Hall Eastside Flea February 13 & 14

11 Feb

EastsideFleaThis weekend is your last opportunity to check out the Eastside Flea at the Wise Hall at 1882 Adanac Street. Why’s that you ask? Well the Eastside Flea has found a permanent home in the historic Ellis Building on Main Street. As this is a rather neglected building, organizers are looking for a bit of help to spruce up their new digs. They have started an Indiegogo campaign this week to raise $10,000 to bring back some life into this beautiful old building.  They also have some big plans for this new space. They hope to have 15+ artisan studios, a regular ESF marketplace that will host over 50 vendors, a platform for DIY workshops and demos as well as an outdoor courtyard for food trucks and community BBQs.  If you wish to help them breath life into this cool space, visit their Indiegogo campaign.

If you wish to check out the Eastside Flea this weekend, you will find over 60 vendors on both Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  They will have collectibles, gift cards, handcrafted and vintage jewellery, vinyl records, plants, locally-made body care and a whole host of gift items for that special Valentine.  If you get hungry from all that shopping, they have you covered.  Tacofino food truck will be on hand serving up their amazing tacos outside both days and Kahve & Chai will be indoors serving their signature spicy chai, coffee and tea.  Admission is $3.00. Stop by and support some great local vendors.

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