While I probably won’t be visiting Peapods in St. Paul anytime soon (no need for baby supplies for this blogger!), I want to make sure I recognize the owners for taking a stand against the mean-spirited amendment.
Owners Dan Marshall and wife Millie Adelsheim have a “Vote NO” sign in their window that faces Como Avenue and sell rainbow flags in the store.
When asked, Dan had this to say about supporting equality in Minnesota:
[Opposing the marriage amendment] speaks so clearly to the values we’ve chosen as a store. We want to treat all families equally and be a friendly, embracing store.
When other local businesses have come out in support of equality, I’ve encouraged readers of this blog to do one of four simple things to express appreciation:
- Patronize the business online or in store. Let Dan and Millie know that you appreciate their support of equality for all Minnesotans
- Like the business on Facebook. As of today, the business has nearly 2,500 likes. Let’s show them some more love!
- Send the owners a personal note of thanks.
- Reblog this post or share a link on Facebook to build awareness and support for this local business.
Together, let’s send a message to Minnesota-based businesses: Standing up for equality is indeed good for business!
Note: For those that may be in the market for baby supplies or alternative toys, here’s a little more about the business from their website:
Our store is an alternative toy and baby supply store. We offer a huge selection of great products. We offer baby slings, cloth diapers and wraps, wooden toys, puzzles, silk toys, toys made from recycled plastic, dress up wear, stuffed animals, finger puppets, dolls, dollhouses, toy trains, and a lot more really really neat stuff. Nearly everything is made of natural woods and fibers–no batteries or vinyl toys.