FutureHeights hosts Cleveland Heights Cash Mob on Nov. 30

FutureHeights, a nonprofit committed to promoting a thriving and sustainable future for the Heights, has decided to support the local economy in a new way: by hosting a Cash Mob. 

A Cash Mob is similar to a Flash Mob, except that it takes place in a retail setting. Cash Mobs, which were started here in Cleveland by Andrew Samtoy, are known for bringing the community together while helping out a locally owned independent business.

Samtoy’s Cash Mob website specifies three simple rules:

  1. Spend at least $20
  2. Interact and socialize with others
  3. Have fun!!

The first Cash Mob will take place at Revive Fair Trade, 2248 Lee Rd, on Friday, Nov. 30 from 5–8 p.m. Revive is an independent boutique that sells fair trade clothing, jewelry and home goods. After shopping, participants are encouraged to head over to Brennan’s Colony, 2299 Lee Road, or the Tavern Company, 2260 Lee Road, to have a drink or dinner.  Each restaurant will offer a $1 discount when patrons show a Revive receipt.

Follow cmclevelandheights on Twitter and check out the FutureHeights Facebook page to find out more about upcoming events.

If your small business is interested in hosting a Cash Mob event, please contact FutureHeights at 216-320-1423 or info@futureheights.org.

Kendra Dean

Kendra Dean is a graduate student at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and is currently an intern at FutureHeights.

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