Queen City Vintage announces return of Super Flea, 8 years after popular Cheektowaga flea market shut down

The famed flea market was replaced by a Walmart at its previous location - 2500 Walden Ave, Cheektowaga.
Posted at 11:15 AM, Mar 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 17:38:32-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Two words— found in both Instagram and Facebook posts from popular vintage clothing store Queen City Vintage on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo — describe the excitement over the return of the "Super Flea" market.


A local business sponsorship and a little elbow grease is all it took to bring back a Western New York institution after an eight-year-long hiatus.

"We are so excited to be bringing back such a staple of our area. The Super Flea is something we all grew up with," said Kai Mikolajczak, a co-owner of Queen City Vintage.

The crew at Queen City Vintage says all systems are a go and the group plans on bringing the event back in time for the warmer weather.

"We will continue to provide planning updates as they come to us throughout the whole process," said Mikolajczak.

The "Super Flea" at the moment does not have a new and updated location, however.

Queen City Vintage tells 7 News it is still working on a number of possible locations for the Western New York area, but the original location - 2500 Walden Ave in Cheektowaga, is unavailable due to the Walmart that originally took the "Super Flea's" place.

Exact hours and days of the event at this point have not be set in stone. However organizers tell 7 News that the plan is to emulate the Super Flea as much as possible. That includes its outdoor space and weekend-only operating hours.

"It will absolutely happen. We have vendors standing by, so excited by this opportunity and ready to jump on it," said Mikolajczak.

In addition to the "Super Flea," other markets will also be opening up in the next few weeks or have already been open indoors: