By Arthur Mullen
Building upon the success of its first Cash Mob, Downtown Mount Clemens is joining over 170 other cities world-wide supporting their local businesses by hosting a Cash Mob on National Cash Mob Day, Saturday March 24th.
Gemini Moon, a metaphysical and spiritual store, is the focus of Mount Clemens’ second Cash Mob. The After Mob get-together will be held at Madison’s Pub. The goal is to build upon the overwhelming success of the first Cash Mob
On Saturday March 3rd, Tis County was the focus of Mount Clemens first Cash Mob. They saw an over 600% increase in transactions from the previous weekend, over doubling of the recommended purchase of $10 in goods, and over 135 visitors.
Shoppers also came in the day before and the days following the Cash Mob to show their support for Tis Country too. One Cash Mobber came all the way from Marine City, MI, over 25 miles away!
The After Mob at Detroit Pub saw a doubling their Saturday afternoon sales! A goal for the After Mob was to assist mobbers in getting to know other shoptivists while supporting a second independent business.
The first Cash Mobs sprung up in Buffalo and Cleveland around the same time last fall. The organizer’s intent was to provide a financial and morale boost to a local business owner while giving the Mobbers the opportunity to meet new people during the events.
Rapid growth of this activist approach to supporting local business is evidenced by the fact that 170 Cash Mobs are already scheduled for National Cash Mob Day.
Gemini Moon is the targeted location for Mount Clemens’ second Cash Mob. Each participant is asked to spend at least ten dollars ($10) at Gemini Moon during the mob’s three hour event.
Think of the Cash Mob as a “shop local” flash mob created to spur local economic stimulus! The ten dollars demonstrates personal commitment and effort to support a local independent retailer while having fun doing it as a part of a larger group.
Gemini Moon has a wide array of cool items including jewelry, gemstones, incense, crystals, candles, and spiritual artwork. They also offer a variety of spiritual and religious items for all faiths, religions, beliefs, and ways of life.
To top it all off, Gemini Moon has a wide range of Renaissance Festival clothing too. They also offer a variety of classes and readings.
Once the Mobbers have finished their shopping, they are encouraged to walk around the corner to meet up with fellow Mobbers at Madison’s Pub. A second and equally important component of the Cash Mob is for the attendees to meet new people.
Gemini Moon is located at 61 Macomb Place. Their telephone number is 586.222.2836. Madison’s Pub is located at 15 Walnut Street, 586.468.7777.
Periodic future Cash Mobs will be held in the coming months. Details will be posted on the Mount Clemens DDA website, on its www.facebook.com/DowntownMountClemens page, and in its www.twitter.com/MountClemensDDA feed.
For more information regarding the Mount Clemens Cash Mob or any other activities, please call Arthur Mullen, DDA Director at (586) 469-4168.