One East Texas town prepares to get "cash mobbed"
The city of Lindale is getting ready to be mobbed ...but it's not exactly in the way you might think.
"Cash mobs" are a way to encourage people in the community to support local small businesses by coming in and shopping.
Starting Oct. 2, one Lindale store will be highlighted from 4 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday through Nov. 20.
Everyone is invited to come in and spend $20 there during that short period of time, to create instant cash flow and an instant economic boost.
There will be plenty of specials and door prizes, too.
The Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce says it's a fun way to help promote small mom-and-pop stores in an age where the big wig companies often take over the marketplace.
The chamber says it would like to see an increase of between $500 and $1,000 for each business during their designated 2-hour period.
Schedule of events:
Oct. 2: Lindale Floral, 110 West South Street
This will be the first of several cash mob events, each taking place on Tuesdays from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Lindale Floral is located at 110 West South Street.Oct. 9: Miranda Lambert Store and Red 55 Winery, 100 East Hubbard
Oct. 16: Pinkie Pie’s Boutique, 304 South Main
Oct. 23: Zacki’s Unique Boutique, 1420 South Main
Oct. 30: Everything Under the Sun, 109 North Main
Nov. 6: Identity Day Spa, 2808 South Main
Nov. 13: Flower Basket and Gift Shop, 201 North Henry
Nov. 20: Tupperware, Cruise One and Enhancing Lives, 1401 South Main