Hick has not heard back from the guy selling the old beauty shop and house. That might still be an option for an eventual flip property, but Hick is forging ahead for business purposes. Many of his Storage Unit Store cronies have picked up shop and moved to another flea market, over in Bill-Paying Town. Hick looked into it. The guy running it said for his cronies to tell him that he was welcome there. In fact, they really wanted him there! Heh, heh. You know what he sells that makes them want him! No need to go into that here.
Anyhoo... the guy said he had a unit for Hick that was up front. The first one in the row. Hick likes it for the prime location, where people see it coming in. Near where they park. The drawback is that there is no electricity to these units. Hick needs electricity for his surveillance cameras. And lights. He is considering some kind of solar set-up. Another drawback is that the units are separate. So Hick can't get a double unit by moving out a wall, like in his current Storage Unit Store. On the bright side, Hick drew out his floor plan, and says his display cases will fit perfectly, with a few feet left over.
Hick has paid for three months, and is going to give it a try. He doesn't have to rush to move stuff. He's paid through the end of January at his current place. He can keep "storing" his stuff there, and move some at a time, once that flea market officially closes at the end of October.
Now he has to get his FFL transferred to the new location. If it isn't possible, Hick will have an auction to liquidate his inventory, then surrender the FFL. Also, he needs to find out about the business license for that town. Pretty sure he's not getting a refund for the Backroads business license he just renewed for a year effective August 1.
I think Hick will be happier here than in a storefront by himself. He's a people person.