Today is a good day to visit Coventry Village.

Cash Mob brings fun, frivolity and business to Coventry’s Big Fun

February 10th, 2012 by

Gather together a group of people. Ask them to spend $20 apiece (or more). Take them to a locally owned store and watch business boom—while participants have fun and make new friends. That is the idea of a Cash Mob, a social occasion during which shoppers support the local economy.

Last night was Cash Mob’s “Super Thursday,” an evening during which Cash Mobs were held in Austin, Texas; Columbia, South Carolina; and right here at Big Fun on Coventry. At last night’s event over 65 customers spent $1,454, in little more than an hour, at Big Fun. Afterwards they continued the celebration down the street at La Cave Du Vin, thus supporting 2 local businesses in one night.

When speaking of the event, Big Fun owner, Steve Presser, told Sun News reporter, Brian Byrne, “What it does is bring happy people who get it into local businesses who need it. It supports consciousness and awareness throughout the community of the importance of shopping locally. It should be a mantra.”

Great ideas spawn on Lake Erie

Cleveland Attorney, Andrew Samtoy, and Buffalo blogger, Christopher Smith, each came up with the idea of Cash mobs independently as a way to support local businesses in their home towns. Smith’s first event tripled business on August 5th 2011 for Buffalo’s City Wine Merchant. Here in Cleveland, Samtoy’s first Cash Mob generated over $1,500 in business for Tremont’s Visible Voice Books and Bac. Since then Cash Mob’s have been spreading all over the U.S. and beyond. We hope to see that trend continue, here in Cleveland, and elsewhere. And with Andrew Samtoy’s enthusiasm, we expect that is just what will happen.

Big Fun Cash Mob feaured on NewsNet5

Learn more about Cash Mobs—and how to organize one!

 

Family Night at the Movies: The Wizard of Oz – Aug. 11, 2011

August 11th, 2011 by

This week is a special family night for Music & Movies Under the Stars. The featured movie is the all time classic, The Wizard of Oz, (featuring Cleveland native and Hathaway Brown School alumna Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West).

The evening begins at 7:30 with 60′s/70′s style rockers, “Get Back.” Entertainment also includes balloon twisting, bubble blowing, magic and juggling.

Bring blankets or chairs, grab some food from our local restaurants before hand, then relax under the stars for an evening of free entertainment.

Music begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the movie at dusk (9:00 p.m.ish.)

The Wizard of Oz – Trailer

Sept 1 – Music & Movies & BIKES! Celebrate Cycling with the classic film, Breaking Away.

August 7th, 2011 by

On Thursday September 1, 2011*, ride your bike to the Coventry Village Summer Music & Movies Series to celebrate cycling with the Cleveland Heights Bike Coalition. Enjoy music from "Old Kids" then watch the cycling classic, Breaking Away.

Free two-wheeled fun for the whole family!

Bring blankets or chairs, grab some food from our local restaurants before hand, then relax under the stars for an evening of free entertainment.

Activities begin at 7:30 p.m. with music by Old Kids. (more…)

Join us this week for “The Princess Bride” with music by “oldboy”

August 3rd, 2011 by

This week the Coventry Village Summer Music & Movies Series presents a perennially favorite fairy tale, The Princess Bride. Stop by early to enjoy music by oldboy.

Free fun for the whole family!

Bring blankets or chairs, grab some food from our local restaurants before hand, then relax under the stars for an evening of free entertainment.

Music begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the movie at dusk (9:00ish)

The Princess Bride – Original Trailer