http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_21356737/cash-mob-set-strike-university-avenue-businesses-wednesday (Section A, Page 4, Above the Fold!!) Utterly thrilled with the response of increasing our membership from 47 to 154 (when this article was posted). The more the merrier!
As a result of the media attention and the wonderful efforts of our members, we had great success for the CMSPM Event #2! First, we gathered at Midway Used and Rare Books, a quirky store filled with myriad tomes on almost every subject imaginable. Proprietors, Kathy & Tom Stransky, are offering a special discount for CMSPM members. You’ll receive a 10% discount when you state that you are a Cash Mob member through September 30th, 2012. Location is 1579 University Avenue West, 55104. Their website is www.midwaybook.com or phone at 651-644-7605.
Second, we consumed calories at On’s Kitchen Thai Cuisine. A terrific group gathered to share a meal and make new friends. Amnvani Khumchaya, nicknamed On, reported that her restaurant has been busy since the article was published. She and her family offer fast, friendly service and delicious food at 1613 University Avenue West, 55104. Their website is www.onskitchen.com or call 651-644-1444. If you weren’t able to attend, please patronize these businesses soon (within the next month).
Cash Mob St Paul MN (CMSPM) was formed because of my personal commitment to where I choose to reside (Twin Cities East Metro). Inspired by Cash Mob Minneapolis, I wanted to rally kindred spirits to assist East Metro entrepreneurs. No agenda, no hidden plans or political bent (that is relegated to my blog). Just plain and simple: civic duty. Spending money at a local merchant is more likely to have a positive impact on the community rather than having the profit sent to some faraway place.
To clarify the Pioneer Press article, my identity is “cloaked in secrecy” and I prefer to remain “anonymous” and use a pseudonym because I don’t seek the spotlight. I’m 100% real but a friend of mine had a bad experience with a stalker who threatened her because of what she wrote in her blog. She had to quit her blog and move to get rid of his obsessive attention. That is the only reason why I use a pseudonym. I’ve been there, done that with a stalker – not a favorable episode (via former boyfriend). I’d be honored if you’d Friend me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and regularly read my blog, however, no stalking please.
Remember, nifty gifts are at Something New in the Park, 2301 Como Avenue, Suite 101, St Paul 55108, www.somethingnewinthepark.wordpress.com or call 651-646-2423 for information. The shop features cool stuff made by nearly one hundred local artisans, talk about a positive impact on the area. Stop there on your way to or from the Minnesota State Fair! (CMSPM Event #1)
Please let us know if we should venture to another Green Line venue for September (CMSPM Event #3). Perhaps a Saturday morning or afternoon? Watch our page for details. Thanks! www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Cash-Mob-St-Paul-MN/297499490345966
Mob A Lot!
© 2012 Ima B. Musing