“Cash Mob” an independent and locally-owned Alameda business on Sunday, May 20 from 4pm to 5pm. A cash mob is like a flash mob but instead of gathering together to dance, individuals gather to spend their cash to support a mom and pop shop. The general idea is to encourage people to go into independent and locally-owned businesses and spend their money, en masse, to give the business owner a little bit of economic stimulus.
Cash Mob Alameda organizers hope to increase awareness to the growing “buy local” movement because “when you buy local, you help enrich your local communities.” They chose Croll’s Pizza on 705 Central Ave. because of the owner’s commitment to buy local. Croll’s Pizza uses “all-natural and locally sourced” ingredients in their pizza and serve beer from local breweries.
Please RSVP on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/229240730514616/ and help spread the word.For more information check out shiftlocal.wordpress.com, facebook.com/ShiftLocal or follow @ShiftLocal on twitter.