If you'd like to support downtown Tyler and the small businesses which have made downtown their home, you'll be interested to know that a "cash mob" will descend upon two businesses on Thursday, March 13.
The businesses that will benefit from this event are Salon Verve and 8th Street Boutique, both small, locally-owned businesses. Hours for the cash mob are 4:30-7:00 p.m. and the entire community is invited to participate.
"The idea of
a Cash Mob in general is to show our support in a very visible and tangible way
for small, locally owned businesses," said Tyler Main Street Department Leader
Beverly Abell. "We are asking the public to come to 8th Street
Boutique and Salon Verve with $20 or whatever you can afford in-hand, ready to
spend that cash in support and appreciation of these locally owned businesses
that provide jobs, tax dollars and so much more for this community."
began in 2011 on the east coast, and the idea quickly spread throughout the
nation and around the world. Downtown Tyler held its first Cash Mob, one of the
first in Texas, in March 2012. Another site was Jakes. Since then, the Texas
Municipal League has reported on Tyler's Cash Mob program, and Abell spoke on
Cash Mobs at the Texas Downtown Revitalization Conference.
is located at 121 E. Erwin, and 8th Street Boutique can be found at
117 E. Erwin. Abell said Cash Mob participants will be able to find items at
both businesses. "Mobbers will have the opportunity to purchase everything from
hair care products to accessories, shoes, jewelry, clothing and so much more.
are a fun, immediate-impact way of supporting downtown and our locally owned
businesses," said Abell. "We can't stress enough how important it is for
downtown revitalization fans to come out and support our businesses not only
for Cash Mob, but every other day of the year as well. These businesses provide
crucial employment and services to the community, and they deserve our support
For more information, call the City of Tyler Main Street Department at
Monday, September 1 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:00:48 GMT
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