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New Queen Anne community group spearheading cash mobs to support local businesses

February 12th, 2013 by Laura

The Queen Anne community has multiple aspects that come together to form the heart and soul of our neighborhood – from residents to organizations to local businesses, we all make up the uniqueness of our neighborhood. And, now a new community group has formed to support our local businesses, and for Valentine’s Day, they’re asking residents to take part in a cash mob to support one of our newest Queen Anne shops, Pistil Flowers & Gifts.

What’s a cash mob and how do you participate? A cash mob is a group of people who meet at a local business and make purchases to help local businesses thrive and build community at the same time. To make the experience more manageable for both participants and merchants, the group is asking that people shop at Pistil between 10am and 7pm on Wednesday, February 13th or Thursday, February 14th – just mention “cash mob” when you make your purchase so the group can track the success of the first Queen Anne cash mob.

As you may recall from our January post, Pistil is at 1422 Queen Anne Ave N, across from the Chase bank on the corner. Owner Laurie Gardner is excited to be featured as the first Queen Anne cash mob business, and the only request is that you please pre-order custom Valentine’s Day arrangements by Wednesday, February 13th. The shop will also have pre-made arrangements available daily, including Valentine’s Day. You can contact Pistil via email or at 206.612.0973.

More Queen Anne cash mobs will follow, and all Queen Anne residents are welcome to join the group and share ideas about shaping and maintaining the neighborhood’s character and supporting local businesses. If you’re interested in joining this new community group, contact Suzi via email for more info.

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