Glass House Collective

Glass Flea

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Can ‘new-to-you’ merchandise spark new life to Glass Street? Of course it can. But, then again, anything is possible when dedicated residents put their creative minds and hearts toward the betterment of their community.

Gail McKeel and Daniel Crlencic joined forces to create Glass Flea, a pop-up shop for the Better Block on Glass event. They cleared and cleaned a vacant building, painted and installed storefront signage, and sent out a call to neighbors for ‘things-no-longer-loved.’ In a week, Glass Flea was filled with furniture, clothes, books, lamps, shoes, and a variety of other household trinkets.

During the Better Block event, a stage featuring live music entertained more than 450 customers that passed through the shop. The community hoped this would be more than a ‘flash in the pan,’ and Gail and Daniel answered this call to action. Now, Glass Flea is open on Saturdays from 10am to 5pm.

Outcomes:
3 people employed
Generated $650 dollars in sales during Better Block event
20 donations from residents