C.M. Ruiz, maker of covetable Punk Rock Flea Market merch.
Artist C.M. Ruiz, maker of covetable Punk Rock Flea Market merch. Kelly O

After the 7 Seas Building (the former home of the Lusty Lady) was judged unsafe by the Seattle Fire marshal, the Punk Rock Flea Market had to cancel its May dates there. Today it was announced that the huge vintage retail exposition will relocate to the former Value Village space—now known as V2—on 11th Avenue between Pine and Pike and will take place June 25 (12 pm-10 pm) and June 26 (12 pm-5 pm). (You can donate to PRFM's generosity.com campaign to help recoup costs sunk into the Lusty Lady site here.) Organizer Joshua Okrent wrote in a press release:

[D]espite the unexpected interruption, we are 100% back on track and picking up right where we left off. We are finding space for every vendor who committed to the May markets at the Lusty Lady. We are NOT currently accepting applications for vendors! Once we hear back from the vendors who lost their spots at the Lusty we will likely have a handful of vending spaces available, which we will open up to the usual first-come first-served process.

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Vendors will be selling stuff they made, stuff they purchased, stuff they stole. Big things, small things, clothes, music, crafts, art, dog sweaters, skateboards, nipple rings, Barbie dolls, Zippo lighters, playing cards with girlie photos on the back, Russian military paraphernalia, spring rolls. We will have DJs, bands and our bar, and we will also have the camaraderie that comes from getting through a battle together.

Last bit of info for now – We put ourselves in a bit of financial hole at the Lusty Lady. The money we spent on building supplies, on printing, on permits and insurance is gone forever. For the first time ever, vendor fees alone won’t quite cover expenses so we are going to have a small fundraiser for the PRFM. In a matter of days we’re going to have sweet PRFM T-shirts and patches for sale, designed by our friend and co-conspirator C.M. Ruiz.

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