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.