KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Knox Cash Mob struck again on Friday, March 9, bringing hundreds of people to two businesses in South Knoxville. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett organized the first Knox Cash Mob in February, which resulted in hundreds of people visiting Emery's 5 & 10. This time, the mob struck the Disc Exchange and Wee Care Shoppe, both on Chapman Highway near where construction is being done on the Henley Street Bridge. (See pictures below.)
The second Knox Cash Mob was a big success, with the Disc Exchange more than tripling its normal Friday sales and Wee Care Shoppe seeing about five times as many sales as normal. The Disc Exchange reports 477 transactions all day Friday, with 254 coming between 5 and 7 p.m., the official time of the Knox Cash Mob. During the entire day, Wee Care Shoppe saw at least 114 transactions, according to the store owner.
"The community's support of local business is very encouraging, and I am glad to see so many people taking part in the Knox Cash Mob," Mayor Burchett said. "I hope that these events continue to remind Knox County residents to make an extra effort to frequent locally-owned and operated businesses."
In addition to the two mobbed businesses, the Archer's Barbecue Squeal Mobile and the Petro's Chili & Chips food truck were on hand, as was mascot Shoney Bear, the mascot for the locally-owned and operated Shoney's Family Restaurant franchise.