Dodger Stadium to sport: flea market shopping
Echo Park Lake’s Sunday Swap Meet will be getting some competition – from Dodger Stadium. Flea market operator Phillip Dane plans to launch the L.A. Flea Market on July 18 in the stadium parking lots overlooking downtown. More than half of the 600 vendor spaces...
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Downtown Flea, a New Flea Market and Food Festival
A new flea market meets food festival is headed to Downtown LA July 28. Downtown Flea will house as many as 400 Etsy-type vendors between four parking lots on the fourth Sunday of every month. It's the creation of Phillip Dane...
The Melrose Flea Experience is Coming to DTLA
Phillip Dane has enlisted some 400 'Etsy type' new and vintage vendors, food trucks and live music for the project, which he's describing as a food festival, flea market and block party all in one.
Flea Market Impresario Takes on Downtown
This weekend, the founder of the 16-year-old Melrose Trading Post, a Sunday flea market at Fairfax High School, is bringing his magic to Downtown Los Angeles. Sunday, Jan. 20, the South Park Flea Market will debut in a 70,000-square-foot parking lot
The Unsinkable Phillip Dane Creates A Food-Truck-Theme Flea Market At LA’s Union Station
Last July, flea market and swap meet impresario Phillip Dane launched the L.A. Flea Market in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium, once a month on Sundays. It opened to mostly good reviews and some media hoopla.
There’s a new monthly meeting of L.A. food trucks at Union Station: Truckit Fest JANUARY 26, 2011 | 12:55 PM
Dane said he was blown away by the frenzy surrounding the food trucks at the Dodger Stadium event. So much so, that some trucks were overwhelmed by the crowds and ran out of food. "That wasn't good. But that's when I started thinking that I need to do a food festival."
More Fun With Food Trucks at Union Station
As of yesterday, event organizer Phillip Dane said he expects 38 or 40 trucks. Dane, who founded the Melrose Trading Post flea market in 1991 and the (now closed) Dodger stadium flea market, said that trucks were such a huge draw at the Dodger stadium market that he wanted to focus on them in his new project.
Flea Markets to Cigar Lounges
With its exposed wood beams, rustic furniture and stacks of old magazines, Philip Dane's is designed to feel like a cozy lodge, a lodge that just happens to sport a big walk-in humidor, an antique Coke machine, and a flashy new espresso machine.
Art Walk Los Angeles’ Nasty War
Dane says that, despite its official-sounding name, the Art Walk Los Angeles nonprofit has no authority to demand fees from anyone: “Tomorrow I can start a 501(c)3, call it a nonprofit, name it the Downtown Art Walk 'Coalition' and claim that I'm the guy that handles Art Walk.”