20 (or so) Spend $20 (or so) Bucks Each at Burien Books in 3rd ‘Cash Mob Burien’

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Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer

The third  ‘Cash Mob Burien’ took place Friday night (Aug. 24), with mobbers meeting up at Vino Bello at 5:30 p.m., then marching west down SW 152nd to Burien Books, where the 20 or so residents spent $20 or so bucks each.

Organized by Gina Bourdage, Executive Director of Discover Burien (we’re members), this ongoing event is meant to stimulate the economy of one local business per ‘mob.’ Previous recipients have included Goodie Gumdrops and Lasting Legacy Antiques.

“This is a unique, interesting, very exciting, fun and good feeling event,” said Allison Lee-Moore, Burien Books’ owner. “It’s great to be part of this, and it brings good vibes to Burien. I love the idea of reading globally yet shopping locally!”

Mobbers browsed through books, bought some or purchased gift certificates, and had a good time helping. Afterwards they mobbed Vino Bello for adult beverages and good conversation.

“Allison bought a long-established local bookstore and has taken it to a whole new level,” added mobber Sandy Young, a fourth-generation Burien resident whose family has shopped this business for decades. “This is great for her.”

And Allison was all smiles.

“As one avid Reader and customer said, ‘this is Mobilicious!'” she laughed as the event winded down.

Burien Books is still open for private ‘mobbing’ at 824 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien.

Hours are:

  • Tuesday 11:15am-6pm
  • Wednesday 11:15am-5pm
  • Thursday 11:15am-6pm
  • Friday 11:15am-6pm
  • Saturday 11:15am-5pm

Website: http://burienbooks.com/

Phone: (206) 244-1422

Be sure to “Like” Cash Mob Burien at its Facebook Page here.

BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer was there (as usual), and he took these pics (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

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2 Responses to “20 (or so) Spend $20 (or so) Bucks Each at Burien Books in 3rd ‘Cash Mob Burien’”
  1. Inge says:

    Gina/Scott, this was our first “mobbing” and we really enjoyed every bit of it — found some wonderful books for granddaughter, husband and myself. Thank you for the “invite” and thank you for the effort of supporting our hometown businesses….. inge & don

  2. Jane says:

    I think this is a great way of helping out and supporting our local businesses! I am willing to pay a bit more for somebody who lives and works in our neighborhood rather than the big box stores.

    I also hope that people remember to support those businesses that don’t have a store front. Your neighbors that are plumbers, contractors, electricians would also appreciate the local work.

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