Cincinnati's City Flea is Hosting a Black-Owned Virtual Market This Weekend

100% of the event profits will be split between Mortar and the Cincinnati NAACP

click to enlarge The City Flea taking place in Washington Park, pre-COVID - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
The City Flea taking place in Washington Park, pre-COVID

The City Flea, Cincinnati's original curated urban flea market, is hosting a digital makers' sale on their Instagram page @thecityflea focusing on Black-owned businesses.

The Black-Owned Virtual Market will take place on Saturday, July 11, starting at 10 a.m.

Here's how it works: That Saturday, they'll be sharing a variety of Black and minority-owned vendors and businesses you can shop. Then they'll save it all to a tab on their Stories so you can shop from them anytime you want. 

"Bolstering the business and presence of Black and minority owned local business is a large and key City Flea value. We are committed to expanding our efforts even more so in the future," says the City Flea on their website. "More partnerships, more advocacy, more intentional outreach for new vendors. We love our community. Black business, Black makers, Black artistry and most importantly, Black lives matter."

They say that 100% of the event proceeds will be split between MORTAR, the local business accelerator for marginalized entrepreneurs, and the local chapter of the NAACP.

The flea has also decided to cancel their in-person market due to the current rise in cases and concerns around the coronavirus, saying it would not be in the best interest of their community.

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