Moving to Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Sometimes I think about opening another store.  Only because I think others should have access to wonderful writing instruments and fine papers.  But where?  At the moment I’d select Chagrin Falls, OH.  No I’ve never been there or even heard of it until a couple of days ago.  I read an article about how the entire town created what they termed a “Cash Mob” at the local hardware store.  Apparently it started with an email to 40 people asking them to spend $20 at Chagrin Hardware.  But the word got around and the sales jammed the cash registers as a line formed outside the store.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, Rob Schwind shovels the sidewalk in front of the Chagrin Hardware in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The Shutts family, which has owned the hardware for the last 72 years, was preparing for a community-driven "Cash Mob" of the store to happen that day. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

That’s a show of support for the little guy.  Wonder what would happen if Barrington retailers sent emails to Barrington residents to support our local businesses.  Oh yeah…we do that already!  Thank you Barrington for supporting your small local retailers; especially during this past holiday season.  With your continued support, word of mouth advertising and social networking I’m hoping to be here longer than the hardware store has been in Chagrin Falls, OH, over 155 years!  So no… I’m not moving to Chagrin Falls,….just proud of their residents that came out to support the local hardware store.

In this photo taken Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, Jack Shutts, front right, works the counter as throngs of people wait to make their purchases at Chagrin Hardware in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The crowds came to support the family-owned business after an email from resident Jim Black looking for people to come Saturday and spend at least $20.00 at the store went viral. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
In this photo taken Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, as Steve Shutts, left, and Rob Schwind tally the day's receipts, Steve's niece Megan Johnson and brother Jack Shutts celebrate the final sale at the Chagrin Hardware in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Hundreds of supporters of the family-owned business flocked to the store all day long, spending money in a veritable "Cash Mob". (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

2 thoughts on “Moving to Chagrin Falls, Ohio

  1. Good day! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your posts.

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    over the same subjects? Thanks a ton!

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