Countdown to our Saturday Cash Mob at Walrus Subs in Austintown! This is another new kid on the block, and judging from their Facebook posts they’re having a blast creating tasty-looking sandwiches and pizzas. The restaurant is not wheelchair accessible, but if the weather’s good, they’ll have a tent outside. We’ll be there from lunch through dinner – stop by to put your name in for a gift certificate from Sugar Showcase.
Youngstown Cash Mob
Sat. 27 April, noon – 7:00 p.m.
1305 S. Raccoon Rd., Austintown
Philly Cheesesteak, Gyros, Pizzas, Vegetarian Subs
As if that weren’t enough happiness, this falls on National Cash Mob Day! It’s been fun seeing what cash mobs around the country are up to. The Webster (Mass.) Cash Mob will be working along with their local business alliance at a community clean-up. The North Rockland (NY) group will visit a local hardware store and a luncheonette whose owners’ homes suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy. There are hundreds of cash mobs around the country, working to refocus attention on homegrown businesses and community building.
For our May Cash Mob, we invited nominations from outside our usual geographical range, in wider Trumbull and Mahoning Counties. It’s our hope that folks will be inspired to create more cash mobs in our region, so we don’t have to spread ourselves too thin. But it will be great visiting Niki’z Pub in Niles on Sat. May 18. Here were the other terrific nominees and the words of praise that came in with their nominations:
End of the Commons General Store, 4366 Kinsman Rd., Mesopotamia
I love to stop there for penny candy and ice cream.
Enzo’s Restaurant, 2918 Elm Rd., Warren
Enzo’s has delicious food and the owners are invested in the community, supporting activities for young people in the city.
Gardener’s Green Thumb, 157 W. Market St., Warren
An adorable little shop downtown selling great local goods.
Hopewell Farm & Craft Market, Mesopotamia, Northern Trumbull County, a therapeutic community farm. You can buy maple syrup and fresh eggs, as well as a great selection of art and crafts. The wood shop is turning out some incredibly nice cutting boards and wine racks. The farm is a place of healing for up to 40 mentally ill adults. And it is a beautiful place. You will feel good when you are there too.
Myrddin Winery, 3020 Scenic Ave., Lake Milton
This little boutique winery is located off of SE River Rd. about a mile and a half south of Mahoning Ave. Being located on the banks of the water affords a great view and relaxing visit.
Nona’s Family Closet, 36 Youngstown Warren Rd. (Rt 422 - Pinetree Square Plaza), Niles
Nona's is a well stocked, exceptionally priced clothing resell store.
North Lima Business & Shopping Complex, 11836 South Ave., North Lima
It is the old South Range high school, and consists of 30 small businesses and a restaurant. Each classroom contains personally owned business.
StoneYard Grill, 41 S. Main St., Niles
The food is absolutely delicious.
Tykes Toybox, 1600 Salt Springs Rd., Warren
They sell both new & used Little Tykes & Step 2 Toys. Because a lot of the used toys, such as playhouses & climbers, are already assembled, they also offer delivery.
The Shenango Valley Cash Mob continues to thrive, and is inviting us to their third event this Thurs., a two-for-one cash mob at Clarencedale Cake and Designs by Gee in downtown Sharon from 5:30-6:30 p.m. They meet afterwards to share a drink and conversation and plan the next event. Cheers!
One of many great things that’s come out of our online presence is the way Facebook allows us to share news about locally owned businesses that are opening, or moving, or (sadly) closing. Dorian Books, the site of our very first cash mob, is remodeling, and invites us to come and help lighten their load at significant discount. And farewell to nominee Second Time Around in Austintown; we wish the owners good journey as they relocate to a warmer climate.
If you come to Walrus Subs Saturday, please stop by to say hello. Whenever you buy something, we encourage you to think local first. It’s great for Youngstown in so many ways.
Thanks for helping us spread the word.