In a few hours, a mob will descend on Bob’s Chowder Bar and BBQ Salmon.
Owners Robert and Barbara Atterberry couldn’t be happier, and you’re more than welcome to join in the fun.
Sandra Benton and other “A Town Cash Mob” volunteers have put together this inaugural cash mob event for Anacortes.
Starting at 4 p.m., mob participants will flock to Bob’s Chowder and begin ordering items off the menu.
Similar events have been cropping up across the country in recent months: participants choose a local storefront, then flood it with business during a few busy hours.
Benton said the goal is for one Anacortes business to host the mob each month, hopefully one that gives back to the community.
“We have so many businesses that are small, independently owned, and struggle to keep their doors open year round,” she said. “This can make a big difference in their monthly revenue, just from this one day.”
Bob and Barbara Atterberry will be on-site to chat with cash mobsters.
Bob’s Chowder was nominated, along with other businesses, through the cash mob’s Facebook page. The names were thrown in a hat, and Bob’s was drawn as the mob destination this month.
An after-party is scheduled next door at Nantucket Inn, with chef Matt McKay cooking up small plates and Rick Star of the Rockfish Grill providing drinks.
Benton invited more than 400 people. She wasn’t sure how many would show, but she said everyone is welcome.
“It’s gonna be a lot of fun,” she said.
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