Las Vegas pitches in to support a local business on National Cash Mob Day
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 (4:05 p.m.)
The Arts District has more than a few places to spend your twenties at for National Cash Mob Day.
So far as we can tell, there will be no group dancing, a la Godspell, nor impromptu sing-alongs when locals meet up at Colorado Ave. and 3rd St. March 24 as part of National Cash Mob Day.
With all the spirit of a bake sale, sans pastries and cakes, local do-gooders wanting to throw a little money into the coffers of neighborhood businesses will simply ... shop.
- National Cash Mob Day
- March 24, noon
- 3rd St. and Colorado Ave.
- Beyond the Weekly
Think of it as a Flash Mob of consumers: People get together, and everyone spends $20 each at a designated business. The group shopping spree is designed to support the local community and economy. Cash Mob suggests patronizing locally owned businesses that have products for men and women, give back to the community, agree to be Cash Mobbed and are within a block of a local tavern.
Local organizer Danielle Bell chose the vintage boutique, Gypsy Den, as the local business to support this weekend and Bar+Bistro as the local tavern. But there’s plenty else in the Arts District, should consumers have extra twenties.
What can you get for $20 or less? Microfiber recycled Mighty Wallets at Trifecta; plush microbes and vinyl toys at Happy Panda Toys; vintage ties at Retro Vegas; the Margorilla at Bar+Bistro; all sorts of gadgets, patches and ashtrays at the Funk House; rhinestones, mustaches, stage makeup, feathers and the like at Williams Costume Co.
The Gypsy Den is a vintage boutique and art gallery featuring vintage clothing, hats, accessories, shoes and handmade jewelry. Art, photography and jewelry from local artists and designers are on display. Live music every First Friday on the gypsy wagon. In-house hemming and alterations is available on purchased items.
213 E. Colorado
Bar + Bistro @ The Arts Factory
Bar + Bistro is located in the Arts Factory, in the heart of the 18b Las Vegas Arts District. An eclectic Latin fusion menu reflects influences from Spain, Italy and France, following the shores of Morocco, Egypt, Israel and Lebanon. Every dish, every sauce, every meal, is homemade and meticulously prepared with the freshest of ingredients. Patrons can enjoy food, wine and art in the surroundings. Events feature firespinning, Lechón (suckling pig) roasts, vintage bike nights, bluegrass music at the Hangover Brunch and Painter/ & Poet Jam Saturdays.
The Hangover Brunch was listed in the Las Vegas Weekly as one of the best brunches in Vegas. The Hangover Brunch is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, featuring a bluegrass band from noon to 3 p.m.
The Bistro offers lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and dinner on Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight.
Bar hours are 4 p.m. to midnight Monday, 11 a.m. to midnight Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
107 E. Charleston Boulevard, Suite 155