Although work is progressing on Edmonds' Main Street improvement project, businesses from Fifth to Sixth avenues have reported that sales are off.
To help these businesses, the City of Edmonds is sponsoring a cash mob.
A cash mob is an event spread by Facebook, Twitter, the media and word of mouth. Participants arrive at a certain time in a location near the business with up to $20 in their pocket to spend. Of course, you can spend more than that.
The cash mob is Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Here is a statement from Mayor Dave Earling:
Hello to all of you who with an interest in Edmonds! I hope this e-mail finds you well and looking forward to both Halloween and a happy holiday season in November and December!
As most of you know we are right in the middle of completely re- building Main Street from 5th to 6th in downtown Edmonds. Everything is being replaced and upgraded from the buried utilities, sidewalks, street trees, street lights, signage, and pavement. It is a great project but it will certainly be easier to fully appreciate it when it is all done come November 19!
The project is on sched- ule from a construction standpoint but even so it has been a very difficult time for the many businesses on this key retail block. We have done everything we can to support them to this point but many of them are still hurting from the loss of traffic on the street and especially the loss of adjacent parking.
We would like to sponsor an event designed to show them they are appreciated and have not been forgotten by either their loyal customers or others they hope to be their loyal customers in the future!!!
Please join us this Saturday, October 27th from 11am to 5pm for a CA$H MOB designed to stimulate these businesses in particular as well as the downtown retail core in general. Bring your debit cards, have lunch, have a beverage, have two beverages, visit the exceptional galleries, second hand store, get a frozen yogurt, and have fun!
Your effort to do so will be greatly appreciated by your Mayor, the Downtown Chamber, and especially by these struggling small business owners who have invested so much in our community! Look for me, Mayor Dave Earling, I’ll be there from 11am to 1pm!
Please stop me and say hello!
Thanks in advance for your community spirit!! Please help your fellow citizens, local business owners, and employees!