Cash mob set to strike on BainbridgeJuly 25th, 2012 by tristan baurick
The Kitsap Cash Mob is planning a hit at a Winslow Way retailer this Saturday.
Don’t worry, this mob plans to spend money (and lots of it) rather than extort it.
The Kitsap Cash Mob is part of a national movement in which a group of shoppers come all at once and flood a locally-owned business with some much-needed revenue.
You can read my story about a Kitsap Cash Mob event in Kingston here.
The mob has hit several places around the county, but this is their first one on Bainbridge.
The target: Paper Products, a Winslow office, art and gift store that has seen more lucrative years.
Here’s what Paper Products had to say on the cash mob’s Facebook event page.
“2011 was a tremendously tough year on our business. The Winslow Way project was nine months of absolute stress. We averaged 165-250 customers in our store daily. During the peak of the construction period, we were lucky to get 30 customers in the store/day. As a result, we had to make cuts in hours, inventory, and extra services. We lost staff and regular customers. The recovery has been slow. We are also expecting a baby boy September 1st so we are committed to the hope that our customers will continue to support us – particularly through the slower summer months (which are often the toughest for our business).”
Anyone can join in on the hit. It starts at noon and ends at 3 p.m. Once the shopping’s done, the mob plans to gather at Lynwood Center’s Salmon Canyon Cafe for a post-hit meal.