I can report after speaking with management this morning that the Willy Street Co-op (all three locations) will not allow concealed carry weapons into their stores.
I had stopped in several times at the Co-op over the past weeks and inquired into how matters were proceeding with coming to a decision about how to deal with the new state law allowing gun slingers of every stripe to carry a weapon.
This morning I was told that a sign will be posted in the appropriate place to allow everyone to know the co-op is not allowing guns on the premises.
I was concerned about the safety of shoppers and local residents who use the co-op as a place to assemble and catch up on the latest news with friends, as well as a place to buy groceries. There will be little doubt in this neighborhood about the wisdom of the decision by the co-op.
The Marquette Neighborhood understands the pure partisan politics of why concealed carry was passed by the Republican-led legislature. They may have passed it, but we do not need to swallow it.
Thanks to the Willy Street Co-Op for doing what the people wanted!