Jan. 28, 2013. Neither snow nor ice stopped Watauga County’s local cash mob movement from “mobbing” Cove Creek Store in Sugar Grove and Galileo’s Restaurant in Boone on Saturday.
“Jobbers” bought everything from local meats, eggs and pastries to tools and birdseed at the Cove Creek Store. Daniel and Amy Sheffey bought the old general store in Cove Creek about four months ago, and after closing for a while for renovations, they have reopened with new floors, new shelving, new coolers, a soda fountain and the same lines of groceries, hardware, and home repair merchandise that most country general stores in the mountains are famous for.
Galileo’s is casual pub restaurant renown for its Chicken Enchilada Soup, a variety of quesadillas, and burgers featuring locally grown beef.
Both mobbed businesses were delighted to serve and greet the cash mobbers and thanked them for their support.
“Our local cash mobs have become a much anticipated monthly event, and the list of businesses recommended to us for future mobbings is getting bigger and bigger. We are going all over the county to show our support for local businesses and infuse some extra cash as well,” said Marsha Walpole, organizer of the mobs.
Walpole says Watauga’s Cash mobs have infused over $15,000 dollars into local cash registers since it began last summer.
“We’re just getting started,” she added.
The Watauga County Cash Mob has now held six mobs and visited 12 local businesses. Watauga’s Cash Mob received front page coverage in Carolina Country Magazine this month.
You can read the interviews and story here: http://www.carolinacountry.
To participate in future cash mobs and/or recommend businesses, visit the Watauga County Cash on Facebook.