SPACETASTE GALLERY CASH MOB – 09/18/13 | 5 – 6pm

The next of the Downtown Neighborhood Association’s famous Cash Mobs is at SPaceTaSTe GaLLeRy, 215 E. Chicago, Elgin, IL 60120, this Wednesday, September 18th, 5 – 6pm.  We know that “We ♥ Downtown Elgin” , and now you can too!


SPaceTaSTe GaLLeRy is “Anything but Boring”!  Browse this unique shop and you are sure to find a unique gift for yourself or a family member or a friend. The inventory is always changing with exciting products, artists & events to fill this SPACE with great TASTE. Stop in & say, “Hi”, and tell Tim, the owner, that the DNA sent you!

If you wonder how a cash mob works, here is the 411:

1. Show up at SPaceTaSTe GaLLeRy, 215 E. Chicago, Elgin, IL 60120,  5-6 pm on Thursday, September 18th.

2. Invite all of your friends via social media, word of mouth, Pony Express, Morse code…whatever!

3. All participating Cash “Mobsters” agree to spend a minimum of $20 at SPaceTaSTe GaLLeRy…$20 for a unique gift for yourself (you deserve it!) or even a friend, will go a long way!

Want to see how a cash mob works first hand in Elgin – Then stop on by SPaceTaSTe GaLLeRy on Wednesday, September 18th, 5 – 6pm!

Also, check out the Spacetaste GalleryFacebook page.

“Yarn and Soul” Downtown Elgin Cash Mob

Yarn&SoulTo help launch the Downtown Neighborhood Association’s “We ♥ Downtown Elgin” Buy Local campaign, the DNA will debut its first monthly Downtown Cash Mob entitled “Yarn and Soul” at Elgin Knit Works, 8 Douglas Avenue and Soulful Sparrow, 10 Douglas Avenue.

How does a cash mob work? Easy!

1. Show up between 5-6 pm on Thursday, April 25.

2. Invite all of your friends via social media, word of mouth, Pony Express…whatever!

3. All participating Cash “Mobsters” agree to spend a minimum of $20 at either host business (or $10 at both businesses). Mobsters will then receive an entry into a drawing for $20 in Downtown Elgin Gift Certificates! Winner to be announced in May.

Come join the mob in downtown Elgin every month throughout the spring and summer.

Want to see how a cash mob works first hand in Elgin? The Elgin Young Professionals Network will host a cash mob at State Street Market, 701 N. State Street in Elgin on Saturday, April 20 between 10am-5pm.

Last year the EYPN hosted very successful cash mobs at Elgin Books and SpaceTaste Gallery in downtown Elgin. The DNA is hopeful to partner with the EYPN on future cash mobs as well.

Valentine’s Day Deals and Doings in Downtown Elgin

cupidThis Valentine’s Day point Cupid’s arrow towards Downtown Elgin – the place to celebrate Valentine’s Day with someone you love! Take a stroll down our charming streets and stop in at your favorite shop or eatery. Or better yet, why not fall in love with an all new one?

Al’s Cafe
43 DuPage Court

Enjoy a cozy, candlelit dinner from 4-9 pm at Al’s Cafe, 43 DuPage Court, featuring a special Valentine’s inspired menu and Chef Tony’s hand-rolled chocolate truffles. Reservations are highly recommended! Call 847-742-1180.

Martini Room
161 E. Chicago Street

Celebrate romance at Martini Room with a chocolate fountain (7-9 pm), Valentine’s martini specials for $8 each, sparkling cocktail flights for $10 each and more!

Mr. Tequila de Elgin
51 S. Grove Avenue

For Valentines Day, Mr. Tequila de Elgin will be doing a meats parillada for $30 per couple. Soft drinks included as well as an open buffet of delicious desserts. Make sure to bring that special someone and enjoy a great romantic dinner!

Villa Verone Ristorante Italiano
13 Douglas Avenue

“All you need is love” (okay, maybe some delicioux Italian food and wine wouldn’t be bad either) at Villa Verone, 13 Douglas Ave. Just $75 per couple brings you an appetizer, two entrees, dessert and a bottle of wine. Make your reservations today at 847-742-0263.

Grand Victoria Casino
250 S. Grove Avenue

Feeling musical? Check out Maurice & Company at 7 pm at the Grand Victoria Showbar inside the Grand Victoria Casino, 250 S. Grove Avenue.

On Friday, February 15 at 7 pm, come to the Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division Street, 8th Floor for a romantic concert filled with love songs from opera to big band classics performed by Jeorge Holmes, tenor, and Diva Montell, soprano. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased using PayPal at or Limited seating!

Let’s not forget the ultimate gift of jewelry for your loved ones. Shop Shockey Jewelers, 18 Douglas Ave., Elgin Jewelers, 11 N. State Street or Sophie’s Jewelry, 125 S. Grove Avenue for that special Valentine’s surprise!