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Cozy Cottage Complaint - Discrimination

Review by rrigsb on 2010-06-23
SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI -- This is a small company that has items made by women to sell in their store and no men allowed. they charge the women $50.00 a month for space in the store. men are not allowed to display their item at any price. and it was on the local news kolr10, here in Springfield, Missouri. It is a consignment shop.
Company Response on 06/24/2010:
Our Cozy Cottage does not discriminate against men, we encourage women. Most of our women are married, and their husbands are very supportive of their business ventures, some even assist in sales, marketing and creativity of their items and our store.
If there are any men who would be interested in becoming a vendor of a similar type of business, we would be more than interested to entertain the idea of expanding. Our location is not large enough to handle many more vendors as it is. We will be starting a waiting list soon.

If there are any women or men who have a quality item for sale, we do have a vendor who is looking to add new products to their line of products. Please contact me for further information.
Thanks to all for the positive feedback our store has been receiving! Hope you will all come in and support our local economy, wheather it be male or female!

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Comments:9 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-06-23
Posted by Starlord on 2010-06-23:
And your point is? Women fought to gain admittance to gyms, and the gyms had to spend a lot of money because the women complained the gyms were not attractive enough for them. Then they started this Curves chain that does not allow men, because these women who demanded they be allowed to attend traditionally all-male gyms "didn't feel comfortable with men seeing them in their workout togs.' Some people would complain if you hanged them with a silk rope. The courts have sided with the women. It is illegal for men to have an all-male club or business place, but it is legal for the women to do the same thing.
Posted by shayen on 2010-06-23:
The name of the business is Our Cozy Cottage. I read the article about them at the Kolr 10 tv. It was a very positive article. I wish there was a place like this in my city.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-06-23:
Whoa.
Posted by clutzycook on 2010-06-23:
Actually, I have seen a Curves-type place for men back when I lived in Peoria, IL. It was called Cuts-and yes it said fitness for men. That was the first time I saw one, and I haven't seen any since.
Posted by rrigsb on 2010-06-23:
I had a company and I had working for me Chinese, Blacks, Mexicans,Indians and Whites. Men and Women. Now I'm disabled, I have had two heart attacks and have died 5 times and now I make wooden key chains and I can't have equal access to sell my product.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-06-23:
rrigsb, Have you tired selling them to some of the ladies with a stall at Cozy Cottage?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-06-23:
May I suggest a Flea Market or Swap Meet? Have you tried selling them online?
You can't be serious about this. I just don't see a huge line of people wanting wooden key chains and being in such poor health you shouldn't be stressing over such trivial things I would think.
Take care.
Posted by MRM on 2010-06-23:
RR, you have nine lives I presume.
Posted by rrigsb on 2010-06-23:
I should not have to go to a Flea Market or a Swap Meet and it doesn't matter if there is a market or not. I should have equal access and I don't stress over it, but fair is fair.

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