In the ongoing debate about Walmart’s pending arrival in Altadena, many folks have expressed frustration that there weren’t enough solutions being presented in the discussion. They have asked for ways to enact positive change in Altadena.
How do we as a community use this occurrence as an opportunity? How do we use this as a wake up call? All of us who have entered into the many passionate discussions going on in our community about this issue share a common bond, we care about this community, no matter if we are pro or against.
Can a Phoenix rise from all of this? Can we use this as a call to action that everyone can answer? Can this be a beginning to a new level of participation in this town we all hold so dear?
So, here is the first tiny step, the first, hopefully of many steps toward building a better Altadena.
On Saturday, July 21st, there will be the first of a series of Cash Mobs held throughout Altadena.
There will be a new cash mob announced here and around Altadena, every week, so that Altadena residents have a way show our support of Altadena small businesses and to further the discussion of how we can all work together to make our community the best it can be!
The first cash mob will be at Webster’s Fine Stationers on Lake.
Go there at any point in the day, and spend what you can.
We can make a difference and revitalize our community!
Remember, July 21st !!! Webster’s Fine Stationery
There will be cash mobs all over Altadena, on Lincoln on Lake, on Altadena Drive, on Allen, stay tuned for upcoming mobs. At this point the cash mobs are not limited to any specific hours, everyone has busy lives and we want to maximize the benefit to the businesses
Every week we will ask our business of the week to tell us a bit about themselves. This is what Lori and Scott Webster had to say:
"Webster’s Fine Stationers is more than a retail shop. Beyond trends, there is a story behind what we display and sell. This is a place where selling isn't the only objective - inspiration is encouraged! WFS represents over 50 Altadena and Pasadena artists of every genre, from fine art to music, and are adding more all the time. Our emphasis in on buying within our community; within the Southern California area; and within the U.S. whenever possible. Giving back is part of our Mission Statement, and you’ll find fair trade items and products from companies that donate to worthy causes at WFS!"
In closing, please leave the name of your business or an Altadena business you think is deserving of a little extra love and attention.