The Pleasant Plains Workshop, the arts venue and gallery at 2608 Georgia Ave NW, was hit by an amusing group this weekend: a cash mob. The idea is for people to come together and spend their money at a local business. Organized by Think Local First DC, a group that supports local small businesses, the idea is that money spent at local small businesses will stay in the area.
Think Local's executive director told Voice of America that 68 cents of every dollar spent at a local business stays here, but for big chain stores it's only 37 cents.
I think we can all get behind that: maybe you don't always need to go to Target or Best Buy for what you're looking for.
Here's the report on video from VOA: