Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 84

Thread: FESTIVAL FOODS MAUSTON

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    758

    Post imported post

    This is starting to really get to me... This is the second business I was asked to leave this weekend. Here is my story, again, I'll be asking for any help you can give me...

    Tonight I went into my local festival foods to do my weekley shopping, I finished my shopping without incident, then as I was standing in line to pay for a whole cart full of groceries, I was approached by a manager type, and was asked, "Are you a police officer?" Of course I answered, "No sir I am not." He then asked me to "remove that (pointing to my firearm) before I returned to the store." I then said, "That is not a problem, I will be leaving my cart and not returning. Is that ok?" He said it was and I left the store.

    Does anyone know the policy of Festival foods? I though I have read it was ok. (As it is legal in the state.)

    Well, I'm off to Wal-Mart to go shopping, for the SECOND time today. Thank all of you in advance for any help you can give me on this...
    "I don't really care for "cream cheese"..."

  2. #2
    Regular Member AaronS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    1,497

    Post imported post

    It looks like J. Gleason had a talk to some of the people at Festival Food some time ago. From what he was posting it sounds like the place is OK with OC, kind of...

    Im going to hope he can help sort this out.

  3. #3

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    758

    Post imported post

    I guess getting in touch with the corporate office would help me out here, I will have to do that. Also, I'm looking forward to the response from J. Gleason.
    "I don't really care for "cream cheese"..."

  5. #5
    Regular Member Brad_Krause's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    West Allis, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    84

    Post imported post

    What was your general appearance?

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    758

    Post imported post

    Brad_Krause wrote:
    What was your general appearance?
    Shorts and a tee shirt.
    "I don't really care for "cream cheese"..."

  7. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Chilton, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    3,481

    Post imported post

    Mlutz wrote:
    I guess getting in touch with the corporate office would help me out here, I will have to do that. Also, I'm looking forward to the response from J. Gleason.
    I shop at the festival foods in Fond du lac. I have never had an issue. The only thing the management asked, was to let the employee at the service counter know that you were OC so they could give the other employees a heads up so they wouldn't be alarmed. Actually I never even have done that. No one has complained.

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Chilton, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    3,481

  9. #9
    Regular Member hardballer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    West Coast of Wisconsin
    Posts
    925

    Post imported post

    Apparently, there is some confusion at Festival Foods. What worked at Woodman's surely would work here also. A call and chat with WI Carry.Org and ICarry.Org Corporate officers and the problem was resolved within a couple of days without picketing the stores.
    Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. Han Solo

    http://buffaloholstercompany.blogspot.com/ Concealment holsters IWB, SOB, and belt slide. Open Carry too. New from Buffalo Holster, Women's holsters for concealment and or belt carry.

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    758

    Post imported post

    So, how could I help get that ball rolling?
    "I don't really care for "cream cheese"..."

  11. #11
    Regular Member hardballer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    West Coast of Wisconsin
    Posts
    925

    Post imported post

    Mlutz wrote:
    So, how could I help get that ball rolling?*
    Contact Wisconsin Carry, Inc. - Chairman or bnhcomputing on this board and Shaun Karnish over at Icarry.org. They will help.

    Edit: No business wants bad PR, nor do they want pickets marching outside their doors. All they have to do to avoid unpleasantness is agree to go along with state and federal law. The Constitution. I suspect they sell a lot more steak and potatoes to their customers than tofu.
    Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. Han Solo

    http://buffaloholstercompany.blogspot.com/ Concealment holsters IWB, SOB, and belt slide. Open Carry too. New from Buffalo Holster, Women's holsters for concealment and or belt carry.

  12. #12
    Regular Member bigdaddy1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Southsider der hey
    Posts
    1,320

    Post imported post

    Sounds more like police interference to me. The Mauston Bank, now the grocery store? It may only be 2 documented issues but it appears that the Mauston Police may be attempting to influence the population. TheSS did the same thing in Germany before Hitler was made Chancellor. Used unofficial (but forceful) influence to the local shops to refuse service to the Jews. Should try to see if there was any police memos regarding OC recently.
    What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?

  13. #13
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Chilton, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    3,481

    Post imported post

    bigdaddy1 wrote:
    Sounds more like police interference to me. The Mauston Bank, now the grocery store? It may only be 2 documented issues but it appears that the Mauston Police may be attempting to influence the population. TheSS did the same thing in Germany before Hitler was made Chancellor. Used unofficial (but forceful) influence to the local shops to refuse service to the Jews. Should try to see if there was any police memos regarding OC recently.
    +1000

    If they don't want to let you exercise your right to carry then exercise your right to free speech and picket in front of the store.

    Personally what I would try first is contacting the loss prevention manager at the store. Talk with him first. If that does not work then call corporate anf find out what corp policy is. If they favor oc then OK if not then the festival stores should make the pickett list.

    I still have had no issues in Fond du lac.

  14. #14
    Founder's Club Member bnhcomputing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    1,709

    Post imported post

    According to their website: http://www.festfoods.com/

    There isn't a store in Mauston. If it's new, then it might not be on the web site yet.


  15. #15
    Regular Member hunter9mm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Greenfield, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    255

    Post imported post

    Just did a quick Google search...



    Festival Foods‎

    750 North Union Street, Mauston, WI

    53948-1182(608) 847-4331‎

  16. #16
    Founder's Club Member bnhcomputing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    1,709

    Post imported post

    Must be a new store that isn't liksted on the web site yet.


  17. #17
    Regular Member hunter9mm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Greenfield, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    255

    Post imported post

    I haven't been in Mauston in a few years but don't remember it being there either, but at least we now ave a contact # and address to work with

  18. #18
    Regular Member hunter9mm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Greenfield, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    255

    Post imported post

    I used to spend a lot of time in Mauston, had family there till a few years back. I wasn't into the OC thing at that time but do remember my Uncles always raggin' on the PD there as it was not very friendly to anything to do with gun owners and their rights.

  19. #19
    Regular Member hardballer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    West Coast of Wisconsin
    Posts
    925

    Post imported post

    If this is due to a campaign of dis-information from the Mauston PD, that issue should be addressed as well. I can send a letter to the PD asking to clarify their position. What do you folks think?
    Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. Han Solo

    http://buffaloholstercompany.blogspot.com/ Concealment holsters IWB, SOB, and belt slide. Open Carry too. New from Buffalo Holster, Women's holsters for concealment and or belt carry.

  20. #20
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Chilton, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    3,481

    Post imported post

    They are never going to admit to anything.

  21. #21
    Regular Member hunter9mm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Greenfield, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    255

    Post imported post

    hardballer wrote:
    If this is due to a campaign of dis-information from the Mauston PD, that issue should be addressed as well. I can send a letter to the PD asking to clarify their position. What do you folks think?
    I'd be surprised if you even get a response from the PC in Mauston

  22. #22
    Regular Member bigdaddy1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Southsider der hey
    Posts
    1,320

    Post imported post

    Someone should send in a open records request for the last several months regarding open carry.
    What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?

  23. #23
    Founder's Club Member bnhcomputing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    1,709

    Post imported post

    Working on a letter now. Doesn't look like there is an email address, so snail mail it is.

  24. #24
    Regular Member hunter9mm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Greenfield, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    255

    Post imported post

    bnhcomputing wrote:
    Working on a letter now. Doesn't look like there is an email address, so snail mail it is.

    There is a "Contact Us" form that will go via (some unknown) email directly to them here



    http://www.festfoodsmauston.com/cart..._id=contact_us


    Here's the main web site for the store...

    http://www.festfoodsmauston.com/cart/

  25. #25
    Regular Member bigdaddy1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Southsider der hey
    Posts
    1,320

    Post imported post

    hunter9mm wrote:
    bnhcomputing wrote:
    Working on a letter now. Doesn't look like there is an email address, so snail mail it is.

    There is a "Contact Us" form that will go via (some unknown) email directly to them here



    http://www.festfoodsmauston.com/cart..._id=contact_us


    Here's the main web site for the store...

    http://www.festfoodsmauston.com/cart/
    I think he's going after the open records request for the Mauston PD
    What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •