Answer to yesterday's question:
1..Find a book in your local library about the history of your county/state and your store might be mentioned in it. Usually these books are put out by the local historical society.
2..City Directories were published back in the 1800's and are like are local phone books. The directories lists the business and the owners. You can find these directories at your local/bigger libraries or local historical society.
I'll have more for you on Monday. Tomorrow, remember, is Free Genealogy question friday. Your question is free. cg