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"Cash Mob" to hit downtown grocer

Original post made on Mar 23, 2012

You may have heard about the strange antics of flash mobs, but a new phenomenon is spreading through American cities on Saturday, including Mountain View, and it involves do-gooders ready to spend money.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 23, 2012, 11:27 AM

Comments (9)

Posted by Laura Macias, a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Mar 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Count me in with the Cash Mob at Ava's!

Posted by Missing Minton's, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Too bad this idea wasn't around when Minton's customers started to vanish to the big box retailers. Support your local small business!

Posted by sean, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Mar 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm

sean is a registered user.

on Saturday, March 25,????? im confused

Posted by MV Mama, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Fantastic idea! We'll be by in the afternoon.

Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm

It really is a terrific store! The best prices on organic milk and organic grass-fed meats in Mountain View.

Posted by Laurel, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 24, 2012 at 6:25 am

Is there a backup rain site for the potluck??

Posted by Kevin, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 24, 2012 at 8:35 am

I won't be able to be there at the mob time, but will get there this weekend to support the store.

Posted by Marn-Yee Lee, a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 24, 2012 at 10:13 am

Due to rain, the potluck has been cancelled. Let's meet at Le Boulanger at 1:30pm! 650 Castro St.

Posted by John the Man, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm

That's awesome. If it keeps them from begging for public money for their PRIVATELY OWNED pursuit, I'm all for it.

But in the end, in the long-term, it isn't going to matter. That store will live or die on the long-term purchases of local customers, not what one group of people buy on one night.

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