CROWDS FLEA-ING DOWNTOWN IN RECORD NUMBERS
Paris has its world-famous Marché au Puces — named for the itchy-bitty puces that inhabited the third-hand furniture sold in St. Ouens outdoor stalls — but now there’s no need to go that far for a fabulous flea market experience. As of November 3, Downtown’s Saturday morning flea market has a brand new look at a brand new location on the 300 block of Clematis. And not a flea in sight. The new spot is a win-win for both the market patrons and Clematis merchants, who now have hundreds of hungry and thirsty bargain-hunters strolling the 300 block. Plus, the just-completed Clematis Streetscape is an overnight favorite destination for those who love to dine al fresco or indulge in serious bench-warming, watching the world go by. Market manager Bill Jacobson thinks this 9th season will be its best. The city is so impressed that they’ve added the event to Clematis by Night on Thursday evenings. Find out more at www.wpbantiqueandfleamarket.com.