Mayor Burchett calls for South Knox business support by cash mob

Mayor Burchett calls for South Knox business support by cash mob

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By JESSA LEWIS
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is promoting a plan to support a small, locally-owned South Knox business that is being hurt by the closure of the Henley Bridge.

Burchett wants the community to give the business a sales boost with something called a cash mob. The idea is for citizens to show up in large numbers during a short period of time and spend at least a small amount of money.

The business will be announced soon, according to the Knox Cash Mob page on Facebook. The business selected will be one that has decreased traffic due to the closure of the Henley Bridge.

The event is Friday, February 10, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Shoppers are asked to bring $5 or $10 to spend.

Burchett says he got the idea for the cash mob after seeing a news report about a successful cash mob at a hardware store in Ohio.

Information for Knox Cash Mob is also on Twitter @knoxcashmob.

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