Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Show your support for the Lee Road store this Friday.
Flash mobs seem to be a thing of the past. The newest craze is "cash mobs" — organized events where people are encouraged to shop at and support a locally owned store. A "cash mob" hit Coventry in February. The crowd of about 50 people filled Big Fun and spent $1,454 in just an hour and 15 minutes. Revive, a store that sells fair trade items in Cleveland Heights and in Legacy Village, is hoping for the same success this Friday. FutureHeights is organizing this cash mob at the Cleveland Heights store, which sells scarves, clothes, jewelry, hats, kitchen and home decor and more made by artisans from about 30 countries. The Revive cash mob is set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. People are asked to bring at least $20 to spend. Owner Lisa…
Monday, April 23, 2012
Residents in the Grant Deming's Forest Hill Historic District picked up litter with a 40-person "Trash Mob" to celebrate Earth Day. Check out photos from the event in our pics & clips gallery here http://clevelandheights.patch.com/pics#photo-9696483
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Neighbor to Neighbor group in the Grant Deming Forest Hill Historic District organized the newest type of "mob" to spruce up streets on Earth Day.
Cleveland Heights has seen its fair share of mobs. Most recently a "cash mob," organized to help support locally-owned businesses by shopping at their stores, hit Coventry. The crowd of about 50 people filled Big Fun and spent $1,454 in just an hour and 15 minutes. And we all know what happened at the end of the Coventry Street Arts Fair last June, when the term traditionally applied to positive gatherings of people — "flash mob" — acquired a very negative connotation. Now the newest mob in Cleveland Heights will hit the streets Sunday afternoon. Residents of the Grant Deming Forest Hill Historic District have organized a "trash mob." Armed with plastic bags, rakes and gloves, the crowd will pick up trash, branches and clean out sewer …
Friday, February 10, 2012
People came to Coventry Thursday night with $20 to spend at the local establishment
More than 50 people congregated in front of the Grog Shop in Coventry Thursday night and waited for Andrew Samtoy to announce where the "Cash Mob" would be. Samtoy started cash mobs in Cleveland in November 2011 to help support local businesses that contribute to their communities, according to his blog. Wearing a furry monster hat, Samtoy told the crowd to head down to Big Fun. City Manager Robert Downey and Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board Member Nancy Peppler were among those who attended the event. Steve Presser, owner of Big Fun, said he was grateful his store was selected. In just an hour and 15 minutes, the store made $1,454. "The best part about it, and obviously I’m thankful it was Big Fun, but it was about …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Meet in front of the Grog Shop at 6:30 p.m. to participate in the "cash mob"
Andrew Samtoy hasn't announced which Coventry business he will "cash mob" at 6:30 tonight, but he posted a few instructions on a Facebook page for the event: 1. Meet at the corner of Coventry and Euclid Heights in front of the Grog Shop. Look for the guy wearing a hat of a monster wearing a hat. (This will make sense, I promise.) 2. We recommend that you park in the parking structure next to Panini's. 3. Post-mob at La Cave du Vin. See you tomorrow! Samtoy started cash mobs in Cleveland in November 2011 to help support local businesses that contribute to their communities, according to his blog. It's simple — get a bunch of people together to shop at a local store to boost the merchant's sales and the neighborhood's economy. "This Cash Mob…