A mob descended on Petosa’s Family Grocer in downtown Edmonds Thursday night, and they were welcomed with open arms.
Hundreds of shoppers packed the store as part of a “cash mob” effort aimed at helping Edmonds only downtown grocery store recover financially from a sprinkler system malfunction that closed down the store for a week, starting the Saturday before Easter.
The mood was festive as cash mobbers filled shopping baskets and acknowledged each other with warm smiles. “The Ivory Queen of Soul,” May Palmer, provided jazz vocals to shop by.
“This is what community is all about,” one shopper said.