LOVE that you’re back, Happy Cook!

ImageIn early January, an accidental fire in a neighboring business caused The Happy Cook to close their store for 26 days. Twenty-six days. Ask any retailer what that kind of unplanned closure would mean to their bottom line.

The store re-opened after extensive repairs on February 2, and Ca$hMob Charlottesville wants to welcome them back with open arms… and hearts:

Your Ca$hMob mission: Stop in anytime during the week of February 11 thru 16, make a purchase, and welcome them back.

We’re working on something special for Saturday, February 16 — still working on the details — but we’re hoping that the next six days will bring a string of well-wishers and happy shoppers to the store to help boost their spirits (as well as their bottom line!)

About The Happy Cook:
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The store opened in 1978, and current husband and wife owners Monique and Steve have poured their heart and soul into the store, and on any given day, you’ll likely see three generations of this happy-cookin’ family minding the shop.

Check out this wonderful segment on earless rabbit:
Charlottesville Store Hours – Barracks Road Shopping Center
Monday – Friday 10 AM to 8 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM
Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM

Join us on December 8 for Feliz NaviMOB!


Yup.  The Ca$hMob crew is at it again.  And we have some pretty amazing surprises in store for mobbers this time — but you’ll have to show up & shop to find out!  Make plans to come out to Main Street Market in Charlottesville on Saturday, December 8 at 2 pm for Feliz NaviMOB. We’re flooding facebook and twitter with posts about this one — rsvp here on our event wall, and help us spread the word to make this mob truly memorable!

Our mob target is Main Street Market, a delectable collection of locally-owned and operated shops with something for everyone!  Check out their blog here.

AND — there’s something special in store for mobbers who are ‘in the know’:  The first 80 cashmobbers who show up to the mob wearing something festive/silly/holiday-y will get a special gift from our friends at the UPS Store.  So deck yer halls, y’all, and come on down to Feliz NaviMOB!

Cash Mob #7

Tomorrow, October 13th, come out to support Cash Mob #7!
This time, we’re hitting the GYM to support The Charlottesville Cardinals, a nationally ranked member of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.

Previously, Cash Mob has focused on small businesses and partnered with a non-profit organization on each event. This time, the target will BE the non-profit: The Independence Resource Center, which sponsors the Cardinals.

Cash Mob on the Corner: Promo Videos!

We have great entertainment lined up for this Saturday’s Cash Mob on the Corner, or Hoo’s your Cash Mob!

Scott T. will kick us off at NOON in the plaza behind Baja Bean, so get there early, mobsters.

This local musician will make you want to get up and dance. And he’s a Cash Mob veteran, playing for the 3rd time at Cash Mob on the Corner. Check out this video of Scott at Cash Mob #5 in McIntire Plaza!

Scott will be joined by local musician Michael Coleman between 12 and 2 in The Plaza and around The Corner, so be sure to come out and catch them!

Shakespeare on the Lawn will perform on Elliewood Avenue at 1 pm to promote their upcoming show, Henry V.

And last but not least, catch a glimpse of The Corner businesses, including Baja Bean. More on participating businesses in the coming days!

Thanks to our Sponsors and Partners!

A big thank you to all of our sponsors for this great event, including Woodard PropertiesCville Niche Magazine, and our non-profit partner, Madison House!

If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, be sure to do so on Facebook! Spread the word and get hyped for this great event!

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Cash Mob on The Corner

We’re back with our 6th big Cash Mob event!

Cash Mob on The Corner is happening Saturday, September 15th on the UVA Corner!

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Come out and support the great local businesses on The UVA Corner! A full list of participating businesses and specials will be posted soon.

Need more reasons than just supporting local businesses?!

  • Great specials offered by participating businesses
  • Live music by local artists including Scott T., Michael Coleman, and Matthew McAlister
  • The history of the “Hoo”

Special thanks to all of our great sponsors for the event, including the Woodard Properties team, the Cville Niche team, and our non-profit partner, Madison House!

Check back to this event for all the details or…

Check us out the Facebook event
Follow us on Twitter at @cashmobcville


And the TARGET is…


Announced this morning on the Rick & Jane show, our target for this Saturday’s Cash Mob event is Carpe Donut, a great, and tasty, local business.

carpe donut

Check out this inside look at our target:

So be sure to come out, support Carpe and their wonderful staff, in addition the incredible support and participation of all the McIntire Plaza businesses!

Live Music for Cinco de Mobo

While you’re out supporting local businesses, support local musicians as well!

Cash Mob veteran Scott T. will be playing at this Saturday’s event, and if you missed him at the Wayside Cash Mob (which ended up a 4 hour jam session organically composed of local musicians and friends and what a day that was!), be sure to come out to hear this great up-and-coming local artist!

Check out his music or buy his cd!

Get Ready for Cash Mob Cinco de Mobo!

It’s hard to believe we’re already on our 5th event! Thank you all for your support for Cash Mob Charlottesville and all of Cville’s great local businesses!

Be sure to come out for Cash Mob Cinco de Mobo this Saturday, July 28th from 1-4pm at McIntire Plaza! 

Live music, discounts, samples and demonstrations for all the great local businesses located in McIntire Plaza — and one business will be mobbed! Stay tuned or show up Saturday to find out which business is getting a local-lovin’ boost from our cash-filled wallets!

Many thanks to the staff at Woodard Properties for their help in organizing this event with all the great businesses in McIntire Plaza!Cash Mob - Participating businesses

Cash Mob - Community Invitation


Mob 4 Mel’s: Sponsors

Check out our great sponsors for Saturday’s event, from Blue Moon Diner, to Cville Niche Magazine, to Midtown Music.

All sponsors volunteered to support fellow business Mel’s Cafe, and are dedicated to building a strong local community right here in Cville. Thanks to all the sponsors!



Mob 4 Mel’s: June 30th!

This Saturday, Cash Mob Cville presents its 4th Cash Mob event – Mob 4 Mel’s.

Come out June 30th, from 1-4pm, to Mel’s Cafe for another great chance to support local businesses right in your community!


Enjoy some delicious eats at a West Main spot where everyone is family!

Entertainment will include Step Up Studios, Michael Coleman, and recent Paramount Idol winner Jennifer Stuart of The Design.

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Michael Coleman at Tour de Cash Mob, May 26th

And be sure to check out Cville Niche‘s “” video booth during the event, where you can be the voice of Cville and share what you love about Cville.


Stay tuned for details later this week! See you there, Mobbers!

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In case you missed Cash Mob Committee member Bob Fenwick jam out with the Wayside Band at the last mob, here’s a little taste of what’s to come on June 30th!

JPA Fast Mart

JPA Fast Mart

Look what this construction project has done to this convenience store parking lot. Not very convenient, eh?

Come join us on Saturday, May 26th when we mob all FIVE businesses at the JPA bridge construction: Wayside Barber Shop, Hoo’s Brew, JPA Fast Mart, Durty Nelly’s/Wayside Deli, and Wayside Takeout & Catering. Everyone in town is coming to support these hard-working business owners who have endured months of heavy equipment right outside their door.

Here’s a little promo video we put together just for you:

Tour de Cash Mob

It’s time! It’s TIME! Tour de Cash Mob is May 26th!

Cash Mob Charlottesville has set its third #cashmob event for Saturday, May 26th, and this time, we are shaking things up with a little different M.O.

“Tour de Cash Mob” will target ALL of the businesses at the JPA bridge construction site, from 1-5 pm on Saturday, May 26th.  In the past, we’ve kept our mob target a carefully guarded secret, but this time, we’re shouting it from the rooftops to encourage cash mobbers to come out and support these businesses who have been affected by the disruption caused by bridge construction:

Rallying behind our local business owners is what the Cash Mob movement is all about.  This Saturday, we encourage you to explore this business district with us, and show these business owners some Ca$hMob Love!  We’re going to turn it into a party, with live music, food and fun.
Make plans to join us, and “like” us on facebook, follow us on twitter for the latest updates!Getting there isn’t so tough, and if you want to ditch your car for the afternoon, we’d suggest exploring the district on your bicycle, or take the FREE CAT trolley.

Meet-Up Location for CashMob Cville; Chapter 2!

We’re ready to do it again, Charlottesville!  Our meet-up location has been announced – (thanks for playing along, Charlottesville Tire!)

1:00 pm on Saturday, April 28th, we’ll assemble at Charlottesville Tire, 843 West Main Street (across from where they park those colorful Wahooptie taxis).   Then we’ll march together to the target location (yes, we’re gonna keep that a secret).

Things to bring…

  • Make sure to stop by the ATM and grab some cash, $20, on your way to the meet-up location
  • Rain-gear, we won’t be outside for too long but for our stroll to the store an umbrella or poncho might be a good item to bring just in case

And please plan to join us for the afterparty – a little mid-afternoon nosh & slosh is just what the CashMob doc ordered!

RSVP on the facebook event page, and you won’t miss any late-breaking details!

Radio Dazed

Friday morning – and most of the cat is out of the bag after our interview on WINA with Rick & Jane.  Miss it?  Listen here.  

The meet-up spot is the Pavilion at 5:00 on Saturday!

Thursday morning, the Cash Mob Charlottesville crew were on 106.1 the Corner with Brad Savage, as guests of former Mayor Dave Norris.  Miss it?  Listen to the podcast here.  We just love hearing how people are getting excited about the Cash Mob.  Bob Fenwick and his snazzy CA$H MOB shirt have been traipsing around Charlottesville, talking it up and turning it into a party.