This just in: On Saturday, a mob decended on local merchant and a good time was had by all.
We met at just before noon. Once it looked like our mob was ready, we walked the short distance to Stained Glass of Marin at 1001 Mirabella Ave.
The store is owned by Mary and has been in business at this same location for 16 years.
Most of our "mob" had not heard of this place. It turns out that this is one of Novato's hidden treasures. Mary has a great selection of stained glass collections and everyone found something to take away with them.
For me, the coolest part of Mary's operation is that she offers classes in creating your own stained glass masterpiece. She not only trains you, but she has all of the material and equipment you need. All ages are welcome.
In this video, you will see several of her regulars working on their own Smithsonian-worthy bits of art.
Note: Stained Glass of Marin will have live entertainment next Saturday, May 5, starting at 11 a.m. to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
For those of you that participated in Saturday's mob — congratulation for doing your part to support our local community.
If you are interested in participating in future Cash Mobs (we do about 1 a month), you can contact me at Jim@shift-work.com or you can join our group on Facebook.
Look for an "off shoot" of the regular Novato Cash Mob. We are looking into having "mobs" that coincide with Novato Farmers Market. Local merchants often lose some business as parking spots are taken up by market attendees. The idea would be that during a Tuesday afternoon farmers market, a nearby merchant is selected and everyone not buying corn and tomatoes at that moment will mob that merchant.
Sounds like fun so look for more information on this idea.
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Until the next mob....
Up, up and away ...