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being new to the area, we decided to drive around looking for fresh produce yesterday. found a cool fruit stand of Spot Rd, ut selection was limited and it's a bit out of the way. Decided to go into Sprouts, which i guess is trying to be Whole Foods. We were so happy to be able to find Kabocha drinks, Raw Trail mix, Bison Jerky and other things we haven't been able to get since moving out of Downtown 4 years ago.

Well we spent the better part of an hour in the store, literally went everywhere checking everything out. we had an awesome cashier who offered me a free Honey Shot and was very polite. as My Girlfriend was paying, I started to fill out the email club card at the end of the register. I was approached by a polite guy who i guess was the manager. He politely told me it was store policy from AZ that they do not allow guns in the store and that they are one of the few stores in GA that don't allow firearms. he also showed me the sign that was pretty much transparent on the front door off to the side.

the cashier said she hopes that wouldn't keep us from shopping there when I returned to the counter to finish the clu email card and just crumbled it up and said unfortunately it will.

Again, everyone was very polite and the guy seemed like he didn't want to tell me the policy but had to as part of his job. I'll write the HQ and ask why they don't follow state law. Unfortunately, We won;t e shopping there as long as our guns are not allowed. which is a real shame...

I guess we will have to drive down to Milton for the Whole foods...
 

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That sucks. We don't go very often but when we do we get a lot of good stuff. Remove them from the list.
 

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Ive been to Sprouts multiple times, for extended visits, near Snellville. Nothing's ever been said.

Ironically, AZ is a permit-less carry state too.
 

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Ive been to Sprouts multiple times, for extended visits, near Snellville. Nothing's ever been said.

Ironically, AZ is a permit-less carry state too.
yeah i found it very odd that he would mention AZ in that context...
 

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There is an earth fair off of exit 13 which is another just like whole foods and sprouts.

Dunno their policies
Proximity to campus may be (one of) the reason(s) I don't go but I'm pretty sure the Earth Fare in Athens has a big fat No Guns sign on the door.
 

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Proximity to campus may be (one of) the reason(s) I don't go but I'm pretty sure the Earth Fare in Athens has a big fat No Guns sign on the door.
Sounds like you need to go just to make sure the sign is there and discuss the loss of $$ it makes to the store by having it.

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Sounds like you need to go just to make sure the sign is there and discuss the loss of $$ it makes to the store by having it.

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November will be 20 years that I've been here. I've darkened the front door to that establishment exactly once. They're not in danger of losing any $$ from me anytime soon. If you are familiar with the 5-Points area of Athens you're probably aware that they'd likely lose more $$ and there would be much more of an uprising if they removed the sign.
 

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Whole Foods bans lawful carry too.
seriously? i used to goto the Sandy spring one all the time when i live down there and never anything negative was said, only thanks for carrying and so on.

i guess i will try earth fair, if its a no go i dunno where to buy kombucha for the SO...
 

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Corporate response:

Hello Suprman,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our decision to prohibit firearms in our stores. Please understand that we recognize and respect our customers’ rights under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a right that prohibits the government (but not private retailers) from infringing on citizens’ right to bear arms. That right, however, must be balanced with our need as a retailer to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our customers and team members. That's why, after careful and thoughtful analysis, we have decided to prohibit our customers and our team members from bringing firearms onto our store premises. While this decision may disappoint some of our valued customers, such as yourself, we stand by our decision and have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our communities about it. We hope that you will continue to be a part of the Sprouts family notwithstanding our decision on this issue. We value your patronage and hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,

Janai

Sprouts Customer Relations
 

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Ask them what they are doing to make the store and parking lot safe
 

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Sounds like they didn't research the local demographics before placing that store.

It's right around the corner from my house... I don't bother.
 

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Sounds like they didn't research the local demographics before placing that store.

It's right around the corner from my house... I don't bother.
Cool! I workout almost every weekend at the LA Fitness next to it......they love guns there.

We should hit the gym sometime.
 
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