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Music history for sale: Phantasy Entertainment Complex hosting ‘phlea’ before closing

August 17, 2018 GMT

Music history for sale: Phantasy Entertainment Complex hosting ‘phlea’ before closing

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Music fans have a chance to buy a piece of history this weekend. The Phantasy Entertainment Complex in Lakewood, which will close after one final show Sept. 2, is hosting “The Phinal- Phabulous Phantasy Phlea - Phase II” from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The “phlea” market will include decades of memorabilia from the legendary club.

The circa-1915 building, which runs between 11794 to 11814 Detroit Ave. and spans more than 54,000 square feet, has found a buyer after three years on the market.

Entertainment in the space dates back decades, to its days as the Homestead Ballroom and Piccadilly Square restaurant in the 1960s. But it was in the 1970s and ’80s when the club really made its national reputation, hosting groundbreaking punk and indie bands. The Phantasy was where Nine Inch Nails began its rise to fame three decades ago.

 “We’re selling Nine Inch gear and other band and old Phantasy t-shirts - as well as old signs from when it was the Piccadilly.  We also have all kinds of guitar stands and some drums down there,” says Phantasy co-owner Michele DeFrasia

“We’ve got all kinds of collectible rock posters - some of bands that use to play here and also posters that we’d decorate the walls.”

This is the second weekend of the Phantasy Phlea.

“This could be the last one I do, but might do one more -- it depends on how it goes,” says DeFrasia.

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