After more than a week of anticipation, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett announced Thursday the first location to receive a visit from the "Knox Cash Mob."
"I am proud to say that the first Knox Cash Mob location will be Emery's 5 & 10 on Chapman Highway," Mayor Burchett said. "Emery's is a local institution, and this business represents so much of what is good about our local entrepreneurs. I hope everyone will come to South Knoxville tomorrow and spend $5 or $10 at Emery's, or any other South Knoxville business."
Cash mob participants are asked to visit the store sometime between 5 and 7 p.m.
Emery's 5 & 10 opened in 1927 and is a third-generation business. According to the store's website, it is the oldest family-owned 5 & 10 store in the United States. Owner Ron Emery is a former U.S. Marine. He was wounded in Vietnam and received the Purple Heart. His father also served in U.S. Military and was a bomber pilot during World War II.