Want to go?
WHAT: 50 Cent at Arrow Wine
WHERE: Arrow Wine, 615 Lyons Road, Dayton
WHEN: 1-3 p.m. April 30
COST: Must purchase a bottle or case of Effen Vodka to meet 50 Cent
INFO: 937-433-6778 or arrowwineandspirits.com
Hey shorty, you can see 50 Cent at a local liquor store and it doesn’t even have to be your birthday.
The rapper artist born Curtis James Jackson III will sign bottles of the Effen Vodka and take photos with fans during a special appearance from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 30. The event takes place at Arrow Wine, 615 Lyons Road in the Washington Park Plaza, said Jennifer Blair, the location’s liquor manager.
The actor and spokesman for the Dutch vodka will appear 5 to 7 p.m. that day at Jungle Jim's International Market Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate South Dr, Cincinnati before a show at Celeberties, 7617 Reading Road in Cincinnati.
What you need to know
Blair said that only those who purchase bottles or cases or Effen Vodka will be able to meet and have a photo with 50 Cent, who will be concealed from the general public.
A professional photographer will be on hand to take your photo. Only those who buy cases will be allowed to use their own device for the photo.
Bottles of Effen will sell for $24.20. A six-bottle case is $145.20.
“I am excited,” Blair said, noting that she’s been getting calls about 50 Cent’s appearance since posting a flyer on her personal Facebook page. “We’ve known about this for a few weeks.”
Why will 50 be up in Arrow?
Blair said that the Centerville Arrow Wine is the number one liquor agency the state of Ohio.
Followed by the Kettering location in second place, the store had $9 million in sales in 2014, she said.
Blair joked that 50 Cent may not be aware of that fact, but her liquor rep from Jim Beam, the company that represents Effen Vodka, surely is.
The biggest celebrities the store typically gets are winemakers, breweries and others in the liquor industry.
“Hopefully, it is going to make us some money,” she said with a laugh.
The long-time 50 Cent fan said her other liquor reps should up their game.
“Who is getting P. Diddy in here?” she joked.