Patch Hosts Wyandotte Cash Mob: You Tell Us Where

Help us pick which Wyandotte business to converge on later this month. Nominate your choice below.

Wyandotte has a lot of quaint little shops and Patch wants to help get people inside their doors.

To do that, we're embarking on our first cash mob in Wyandotte.

Similar to a flash mob, a cash mob involves a lot of people assembling at once. But they assemble with the almighty dollar in hand. For a couple hours on a particular day, we'll converge on a Wyandotte shop with our wallets open.

The question is: What business should we pick?

That's where you come in. Leave a comment below detailing the Wyandotte business you'd most like to see get the attention. We'll base our decision on the number of votes. Then we'll contact the store and set up the details to hold the cash mob.

Once a date and location are set, we'll announce the details so you can come out, support a local business and walk away with a prize. (We want to make it a fun time, so we'll be at the store during the cash mob with freebies.)

The and are partnering with Wyandotte Patch for the project.

The DDA has held two similar cash mobs this year. One was at and the other at .

Patty Manzella, owner of The Candy Store, said sales increased by more than 400 percent at her store during the event.

“The cash mob exceeded my greatest expectation," she said. "What a fantastic idea. It was a tremendous success for my business. The place was packed and had a steady stream of customers all day long.”

That's exactly what DDA Director Natalie Rankine said she hopes happens with future cash mobs.

“Our intent is to provide our downtown independent business owners with a financial and morale boost,” she said. “We want people to feel good about keeping their dollars in our community."

Leave a comment below nominating your favorite Wyandotte shop. Share this story with your friends and have them vote, too. We'll accept submissions through noon Friday.

Cierra May 11, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Sparklez is a new family owned business. It's such a fun store and it has a great section of gifts! It literally has the most amazing and unique gift items, along with the huge $2 jewelry section like Nicole said. It's a great store. Having a cash mob in a place like this is a great way to show support for the newest business in the area!
Faith May 11, 2012 at 10:44 AM
Divine Cheesecake!!
Linda May 11, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Hands Down -- FINE THINGS!!!!!!
William Hazelrigg May 11, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Fine Things is the place to be...great merchandise and super staff. Talk about a welcoming and comfortable feeling when you enter the store. The women who run this place are great!!! Pick up something great and have a great time doing it.
Holly May 11, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Agreed! Fine things for sure!
Sue Ryskamp May 11, 2012 at 11:47 AM
I vote for FineThings! They're the best!
Linda Riling May 11, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Fine Things is a great store. Beautiful unique items and people that run it are so nice and helpful.
Kimberley M. Skidmore May 11, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Kimberley M. Skidmore I love to shop at Fine Things - they have the coolest stuff!
Diana Russell May 11, 2012 at 01:15 PM
I vote for Fine Things!
Becky Hard May 11, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Sparklez should be picked because they are a great family that deserves it.
Bonnie Hasper Thornton May 11, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Fine Things
Lynne Savage May 11, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Lynne Savage I would love to attend a cash mob at Fine Things! Great idea!
Chad Shush May 11, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Sparklez (based on the name alone .. sounds like Sparky.)
Char Pas May 11, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Let's have it at Fine Things. It's a great store!!
Tony May 11, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Sparklez! This is a great choice for sure
Leanne May 11, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Sparklez,...great Michigan made products avaliable.
Cheryl Shelton May 11, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Fine Things! No contest!
SharonG May 11, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Fine Things is my choice.
Carol Nelson May 11, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Fine Things! Great merchandise -- great service -- always can find that special gift!!
Mary Lewinski May 11, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Wyandotte Post Office. Maybe then, they'd keep that location open!
AK May 11, 2012 at 03:17 PM
I love Fine Things for their unique merchandise and personable staff! Great store!
Linda Davis May 11, 2012 at 03:47 PM
I vote for Fine Things, I love the store and the girls who run it are superb.
doreen forbes May 11, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Doreen. Fine things. This is an awesome shop. Debbie. Mieka are so friendly and their customers are very important to them always.
doreen forbes May 11, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Rebbeca. Fine things is the place.
Jill May 11, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Fine Things, please! Beautiful, reasonably priced items. Wonderful owners! Even though they could not sell my cards (I'm too pricey!) they looked at them and were very complimentary!!!
Jason Alley (Editor) May 11, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Thanks for all of the great suggestions. All of the businesses are worthy of support. We'll compile the results and announce details on our cash mob real soon.
lilly May 11, 2012 at 08:40 PM
I really believe sparklez deserves it. lets show them our Wyandotte support for new buisnesses and have it there.
Shellie Cade May 11, 2012 at 09:17 PM
My Vote is for Do hickeys :)
Jason Alley (Editor) May 11, 2012 at 09:29 PM
And the winner is ... Fine Things! Mark your calendars for 6 to 8 p.m. May 23. If our first mob is successful, we'll be doing more at other stores around Wyandotte. Here's the link for more info: http://patch.com/A-tmmK
Brad Rossman May 12, 2012 at 12:08 AM
DoHickeys is my vote


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