Our nearest town is a small one but you can find most things you need if you know where to look.
There are two variety stores, two "supermarkets," banks, four Mexican tiendas and/or small restaurants/bakeries, a hair salon, gas stations, even a McDonalds out by the Interstate highway. There is a liquor store, of course, in an old motel, called Dot's. Dot's husband has his own business on the other side of the parking lot, a car repair and towing business.
South Carolina liquor stores are identified by a large red dot on the outside of the building and have come to be called red dot stores. I wonder if Dot chose the business of selling liquor store because of her name.
Dot takes in the stray cats of the town, feeds them, and gives them shelter in some of the old motel rooms.. She thinks there are "40 some" feline guests right now. Between customers, Dot and her husband sit outside on the motel veranda with the four-footed guest or tend her many plants.
How many cats can you count?
And a few more
Yes, I think 40-something is probably about right!