For the last couple of years, Venture Local Franklin (VLF) has been organizing mobs to raid local businesses and plague owners with cold hard cash. The almost-monthly cash mobs descend on locally owned businesses, both old and new, and a group of anything-but-angry mobsters flood the shop with sales and mini-shopping sprees.
"It's an honor and a privilege to be a part of Franklin's shop local initiative, Cash Mob Franklin," said Matt Bateman, one of the leaders behind the cash mob initiative. "The consistent support from this community should provide encouragement to those looking to start their own business in Franklin."
On Friday, around 50 people poured into newlyopened Fox Mercantile and overwhelmed owner Nick Potts with support for VLF's 23rd cash mob. In just a two- hour period, Potts reported his store completed nearly 40 transactions. Between the two-hour period on Friday designated for the mob and the other supporters who dropped into throughout the day to beat the crowd, the cash mob more than served its purpose of providing the local business with a quick economic boost.