Sunday, March 16, 2014

A New Cash Mob is Born!

I often have requests to consider visiting businesses outside of Youngstown and the surrounding communities. I hesitate to do so too often. Certainly locally-owned businesses in our whole region are worthy of our positive attention. But my feeling is that if we spread ourselves too thin, we won’t be able to do the work we set out to do. I’ve especially hoped that a cash mob would spring up in the Warren area.

My wish is granted! The Warren/Niles/Trumbull County Cash Mob will kick off at a joint cash mob event at One Closet at a Time Boutique in Niles on April 26. We were planning to head north in April, and we had some exciting voting with One Closet squeaking out the win. I know many of us will support our sister cash mob events. You can find the new cash mob on Facebook,  by email at, or by phone via the organizer April Howell at (330) 502-0867.

But before we hit the road for Niles, we’ll have an elegant meal of Indian cuisine at Bombay Star in Boardman next Saturday, March 22. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible and offers vegetarian/vegan options. I have eaten there several times, and everything I’ve tasted is delicious. My friends and I like to order a range of dinners and then pass our dishes around for sampling. If you don’t know Indian food, the waitstaff will help you select something perfect for your tastes.

Youngstown Cash Mob
Saturday March 22
Bombay star Indian cuisine
813 Boardman Poland Road
Lunch buffet 11:00-3:00
Dinner 4:30-10:30

Our plans for the Cash Mob in the City on June 14 are shaping up. We have crafted a letter for downtown merchants that we will hand deliver soon. If you haven’t been downtown lately, you’ll be surprised by all the activity and renovation going on. The unique local businesses are a big part of making our downtown so special.

The owner of Re-Arrangements sends her thanks for a fun and successful cash mob. Lots of merchandise went out the door that day, from little scrubbies to big pieces of furniture. The shop is so tastefully arranged that we were not surprised to learn that the owner had studied interior design. Thanks to everyone for coming out to show your support!

And thank you for helping us spread the word.

Cash mob: like flash mob, only the singing is optional.