CASH MOB 101 on May 1st


Cash Mob - an organized "mob" that meets and spends money at a local, independent business at a specified time. Cash Mobs are the perfect way to shop local, have fun, and meet new people in our community.

Let's MOB Xenia Shoe and Leather!

Ever wonder about that "little shop that could" (survive years of retail trends and economies both good and bad)??? Tim Sontag has owned and operated Xenia Shoe and Leather Repair on Xenia's Main Street since 1982. You read that right... 37 years! That makes Xenia Shoe and Leather Repair one of the longest running retail businesses on Main Street. Tim, who always wanted to work with his hands, originally considering shoe making. After an internship in Akron, he transitioned into shoe repair. With a strong demand for his services, Tim has added six employees over the years. This further stands as a testament to the quality of their work. Any attempt to list the menu of their repair services will fall short. We encourage you to reach out to them to see if they can repair it... odds are, if it has to do with footwear or is made of leather, they can fix it!

In the 80's as shoe stores around Xenia began dropping shoe lines from their inventories (like Sol's Store (think Sol Arnovitz) - where you could buy Red Wing Shoes), Tim gradually added the retail side of his operation. Now they carry a truly fantastic assortment of shoes, boots, and sandals. Find Birkenstock, Bogs, Brooks, Chaco, Dansko, Keen, Merril, Minnetonka, Red Wing, Rockport, Vasque, Vibram Five Fingers as well as wool socks, shoe laces (yes, you can find them here!), belts, bags, polishes, and you can even get your dry cleaning processed here.

To top it all off, Tim Sontag is a state-licensed and board-certified pedorthist, certified and practicing since 1994. If you were wondering, a pedorthist is a professional who has specialized training to modify footwear and employ supportive devices to address conditions which affect the feet and lower limbs.
This unique, specialized shop reliably offers quality products and services. Please join us downtown in checking out and supporting Xenia Shoe and Leather Repair!
This organized "mob" meets monthly and spends money at a local, independent business in historic downtown Xenia at a specific/limited time. Cash Mobs are a perfect way to shop local, have fun, and meet new people in our community.

Wednesday, 1 May
5-6 pm - Cash Mob @ Xenia Shoe and Leather Repair - 21 E Main St
6-7 pm - After Mob @ Devil Wind Brewery - 130 S Detroit St


1. Commit to spending at least $10 at the featured mob business.
2. When you are done shopping, feel free to join us at the after mob.
3. Have a ridiculous amount of fun knowing you are single handedly supporting your local business community.

Did you know that for every $100 spent at a local small business, $68 returns to the community?

This cash mob is brought to you by Downtown Xenia Now.

Downtown Xenia Now is a public-private collaboration to advance the economic and social vitality of Xenia by strengthening its core.

Downtown Xenia will be a regional hub for active living and commerce that will attract businesses, bikes, residents, and visitors.

Return on Investment... It Pays To Belong

When a business invests in the Xenia Area Chamber, it forms a partnership with over 400 other investors that leverage time, money, and other assets to create stronger individual businesses and a stronger community.