Saturday, March 23, 2013

Spokane Cash Mob targets two local music businesses today

Posted By on Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 10:13 AM

When it comes to shopping local, two locations are the first to pop into the heads of Spokanites — the Monroe and Garland districts.

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On Monroe, you’ll find the stores from purchasing-past. While many people love getting ahold of a classic flapper dress or the most awesome ’70s puke-green sofa, the store that provides the perfect preservation of time is 4000 Holes. Selling records of the best genres, this little store has been a staple around the neighborhood for ages.

But iPods and mp3 players and smartphones have led to the decline in sells at 4000 Holes. It's been apparent this Spokane landmark needs a little help.

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A bit north of 4000 Holes, you’ll find the Garland District. At the heart of the block is Mark’s Guitar Shop. For years this business has allowed musicians to thrive. Everybody loves Mark’s. But the harsh winter caused a slow economy at the store. Something needs to help them get out of the slump.

That’s where Spokane Cash Mob comes in. Less secretive and choreographed than other trendy mobs, this type is all about shopping. Coming off of the success at Glamarita last year that brought in $8,000, the folks behind SCM are hoping to make this music mob the biggest cash mob in the country. Both targeted businesses were nominated last fall.

Here's how it works:  

Promoters ask people to head out to these shops on March 23 — that's today — between the hours of 1 pm and 4 pm.

No dance skills are required. Instead, spend $20 at either 4000 Holes or Mark’s Guitar Shop, and get admission to an after-mob party for buying locally.

"Two of our beloved Spokane Music icons are experiencing financial difficulties and are in danger of closing," event organizers wrote in an email to supporters. "YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!"

Check out 4000 Holes at 1610 N. Monroe and Mark’s Guitar Shop at 918 W. Garland and help them stay in business. 


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