License to operate a store

Tacked to the wall of our retail space is a thick stack of municipal licenses to operate a store – and sell tobacco, cigars and snuff. The original owners of the building, a Lithuanian immigrant family with the anglicized last name of Milkint, operated a general store in this space from the early 1900s. The oldest license on the wall that we can see (without pulling out the nails) dates back to 1930.