Ted Schensnol was reading an article online and was inspired. The story was about a community in Chagrin Falls, OH, which turned out in droves to do business at the local hardware store. In Chagrin, a local resident simply sent out an email to a few close friends to encourage them to show up and spend at least $20 at the hardware store on a specific date. They did show up in droves. Schendnol immediately thought of Cataldo's Hardware Store and how Wrentham was the type of community to do the same thing. "I read the article, and thought what a great idea for a small business like Cataldo's especially in these economic times," Schensnol said. "I've always told my wife that we need to support our local businesses."
He sat down at his computer and wrote an email to a few friends and asked what they thought. They wrote back and said, "This is great idea, just pick a date." So he picked March 10th and sent the email back out. "I don't think I sent it to 20 people," Schensnol said. "I think it's making the rounds."
The latest forward of the email to end up in The Wrentham Times email inbox includes nearly 100 addresses. It has clearly made the rounds and then some.
Schensnol is excited to see what the turn out might be. He's hoping it brings business to Cataldo's, a store that always seems to have what he's looking no matter how obscure. "The Cataldos are great people," he says. "It's a great little store. I'm kind of interested to see how well this thing goes over."
If you're interested in joining the Cash Mob, visit Cataldo's Hardware, 84 South Street, on Saturday March 10th. Cataldo's Hardware Store not only features the usual hardware items, it offers cleaning
supplies, household items, and baseball cards just to name a few things you'll find in their inventory.