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

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.

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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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.

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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!

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: 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