Local business owners are now displaying “All Kinds are Welcome Here” stickers to signal that the businesses are a “safe zone” open to all members of the community. The design is one of several symbols that have been created in the wake of the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” that is making its way through the state Legislature this year.
Paul Greco, owner of Sam’s Uptown Cafe and the Boulevard Tavern, both in Charleston, began handing out the first order of stickers, which were designed by graphic artist Jessica Kennedy, on Friday. They are available for $1 each, while supplies last. Interested business owners who would like to order or obtain stickers to display can get more information through the Sam’s Uptown Cafe Facebook page.