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‘Cash Mob’ Coming to Lakewood

International movement coming to Nature’s Bin in Lakewood on March 24 — shoppers are encouraged to spend $20 at the local food store. But it's not the first flash mob in town.

Unlike flash mobs, the idea behind cash mobs is to swarm a local business to support it with money on a given day.

It’s an international movement that’s coming to in Lakewood on March 24. Shoppers are encouraged to spend $20 at the local food store.

Local organizer Andrew Samtoy, addressed Lakewood City Council on Monday to share the message with .

The group picked Nature’s Bin, he said, because of its involvement in the community.

As many as 100 people are expected in just a couple hours, according to a press release. That means the store could bring in about $2,000 during that time.

“We are thrilled to be a part of such an exciting event that promotes local businesses and allows people to shop and buy local,” said Mary Johnson, assistant executive director at Nature’s Bin, in a press release. “We hope the entire community comes out to join us for an afternoon of fun and networking in an effort to support the local economy.”

This isn't the first cash mob in Lakewood. Last month, .

"Each month we will select a local business to mob, and every attendee will spend at least $10," said Lakewood Patch blogger . "Such a small amount can make a huge impact when enough people are involved."

Rick Uldricks March 21, 2012 at 01:39 PM
So there's more than one Lakewood Cash Mob?
Colin McEwen March 21, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Yup. Seems to be two. One on March 24 and the other on March 31.
Joe Slops March 21, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Dear Cash Mob, please feel free to stop by my house at anytime. You are always welcome here!
Alexandra March 21, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Never heard of this group...
Sharon Gazdick March 29, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Can someone give me detail about Cash Mob on March 31?

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