The Fremont Podcast

Episode 83: Building Community Brick by Brick with Jason Farina

August 04, 2023 Ricky B Season 2 Episode 83
Episode 83: Building Community Brick by Brick with Jason Farina
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The Fremont Podcast
Episode 83: Building Community Brick by Brick with Jason Farina
Aug 04, 2023 Season 2 Episode 83
Ricky B
What's "Your Next Brick Idea"?:  A Lego-inspired design and bookstore in downtown Niles wants to help you build the future.


Jason Farina discovered the joy and sense of community that developed around Legos. Starting with the idea of decorating his cubicle at work to then sharing his lego sets with kids who came to work with their parents on Bring-Your-Kids-to-Work Day, the idea of having a fully engaging Lego Museum started its evolution.

Beginning on weekends in mid-August, 2023, you can now enjoy a variety of ways to stimulate your imagination and creativity at the new Lego experience in Niles. The build out of the space is still underway, but the goal is for the community to all have a hand in making it what it will one day be. Do not miss the opportunity to be involved in the development of this new feature coming to downtown Niles.

This episode is brought to you by Ohlone College Flea Market, our featured sponsor for this podcast. The Ohlone College Flea Market takes place every second Saturday of the month.

This month, it will take place on August 12. Here are some of the opportunities for anyone interested in selling at the Flea Market.

For our July – Dec 2023 Special, below is the current promotion:

Garage Seller Promo

  • Buy 1 market get the second 50% for markets between July and December.
  • Pay upfront and select the current (your first) market’s booth.
  • Second Market of choice can be selected one month prior to that market day.

Example: if you want to your second market on November 11. That Market opens registration on Oct. 10th.

Garage Sellers must only sell less than twice a year. If you sell more than twice, you are required to obtain a California’s Sellers/Resale permit and a City of Fremont Business Tax ID.

New 6 Months Agreement 

  • Buy 6 Months, guaranteed same booths, get 30% off. 
  • Discount does not apply to future booth upgrades after agreement is paid for.

New  5 months Agreement

  • Buy 5 Months, guaranteed same booths, get 2

Check out Own It Fitness for your professional fitness solutions. You can find their website here. 

Connect with them on Instagram here. 

If you are interested in supporting the podcast, please reach out to us at thefremontpodcast@gmail.com, or you can contact us here. 


Fremont Bank has been partnering with and supporting people and small businesses for over six decades.

Also, Petrocelli Homes has been a key sponsor for the Fremont Podcast almost from the beginning. If you are looking for help or advice about buying or selling a home, or if you are looking for a realtor, get in touch with Petrocelli Homes on Niles Blvd in Niles.

Additionally, Banter Bookshop is the best little bookshop in Fremont. They are a sponsor of that podcast. And we are excited to have them as a partner.

If you are in need of services for design or printing, check out Minutemen Press in Irvington. They have been serving the community for over 20 years, and they stand strong by their work and service.

Intro and Outro voiceovers made by Gary Williams. Check out garywilliams.org.

This episode was edited by Andrew C.

Scheduling and background was done by Sara S.

This is a Muggins Media Podcast.

Show Notes
What's "Your Next Brick Idea"?:  A Lego-inspired design and bookstore in downtown Niles wants to help you build the future.


Jason Farina discovered the joy and sense of community that developed around Legos. Starting with the idea of decorating his cubicle at work to then sharing his lego sets with kids who came to work with their parents on Bring-Your-Kids-to-Work Day, the idea of having a fully engaging Lego Museum started its evolution.

Beginning on weekends in mid-August, 2023, you can now enjoy a variety of ways to stimulate your imagination and creativity at the new Lego experience in Niles. The build out of the space is still underway, but the goal is for the community to all have a hand in making it what it will one day be. Do not miss the opportunity to be involved in the development of this new feature coming to downtown Niles.

This episode is brought to you by Ohlone College Flea Market, our featured sponsor for this podcast. The Ohlone College Flea Market takes place every second Saturday of the month.

This month, it will take place on August 12. Here are some of the opportunities for anyone interested in selling at the Flea Market.

For our July – Dec 2023 Special, below is the current promotion:

Garage Seller Promo

  • Buy 1 market get the second 50% for markets between July and December.
  • Pay upfront and select the current (your first) market’s booth.
  • Second Market of choice can be selected one month prior to that market day.

Example: if you want to your second market on November 11. That Market opens registration on Oct. 10th.

Garage Sellers must only sell less than twice a year. If you sell more than twice, you are required to obtain a California’s Sellers/Resale permit and a City of Fremont Business Tax ID.

New 6 Months Agreement 

  • Buy 6 Months, guaranteed same booths, get 30% off. 
  • Discount does not apply to future booth upgrades after agreement is paid for.

New  5 months Agreement

  • Buy 5 Months, guaranteed same booths, get 2

Check out Own It Fitness for your professional fitness solutions. You can find their website here. 

Connect with them on Instagram here. 

If you are interested in supporting the podcast, please reach out to us at thefremontpodcast@gmail.com, or you can contact us here. 


Fremont Bank has been partnering with and supporting people and small businesses for over six decades.

Also, Petrocelli Homes has been a key sponsor for the Fremont Podcast almost from the beginning. If you are looking for help or advice about buying or selling a home, or if you are looking for a realtor, get in touch with Petrocelli Homes on Niles Blvd in Niles.

Additionally, Banter Bookshop is the best little bookshop in Fremont. They are a sponsor of that podcast. And we are excited to have them as a partner.

If you are in need of services for design or printing, check out Minutemen Press in Irvington. They have been serving the community for over 20 years, and they stand strong by their work and service.

Intro and Outro voiceovers made by Gary Williams. Check out garywilliams.org.

This episode was edited by Andrew C.

Scheduling and background was done by Sara S.

This is a Muggins Media Podcast.