An Ohio hardware store was the destination of a cash mob on June 20 when nearly 60 people descended on Solon Valley Hardware, according to an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
It was the first event of the “Shop Solon First” campaign organized by the local Chamber of Commerce. Open since 1957, Solon Valley has been a chamber member since 1974.
Each participant was asked to show up at the same time and bring $20 to spend. A total of 59 transactions were conducted in one hour, according to the article. Individual sales averaged $28 to $29 a person.
Owners Jon and Joan Miller reported a cash infusion in the $1,700 range over the course of the hour.