20 (or so) Spend $20 (or so) Bucks Each at Burien Books in 3rd ‘Cash Mob Burien’
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.
- Tuesday 11:15am-6pm
- Wednesday 11:15am-5pm
- Thursday 11:15am-6pm
- Friday 11:15am-6pm
- Saturday 11:15am-5pm
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):