Monday, October 29, 2012
When: Saturday, November 3, 3:00 p.m.!
Where: The Grove at Juniper & 30th
Why: To Support Small Neighborhood Businesses
Cash mobs are grass root events where some caring souls decide to mob a local store at a particular time and place and spend $20 a piece to support the local economy. Last year, December 7, to be exact, the locale of South Park's inaugural Cash Mob was a mystery. Word spread quickly through the neighborhood to meet in the parking lot of Ray's Liquor (corner of Juniper & 30th) at 7:00 p.m. An impressive "mob" gathered and chose to mob Make Good, an ideal target. There was t.v. coverage. Yours truly was interviewed (2 seconds of fame). And several media picked up the story. Afterwards, the mob descended upon the Whistle Stop for a few pops. It was a terrific way to draw attention to the indie stores located in South Park.
This year, Marianne Reiner, is the motivating force behind Saturday night's cash mob. Marianne is the founder of the web site Tend of San Diego (The Entrepreneur Next Door) and a devotee of South Parks shops and eateries. She is an example of the type of people in South Park that make our neighborhood the neighborly place it is. Because of folks like Marianne, the Grove has survived 9 whole years during the worst of economic times. We are so grateful for all who support us and make our being here, possible! We'd love to see you Saturday as well, so if you've got the time....we've got the place!