In the olden days of yore, it was more common to encounter a cat or two in public establishments. The housecat didn't win it's pampered place in the homes of human beings by being cute alone; their pest controlling capabilities got them in the door.
Nowadays, cute is enough to get you in the door. This is Tommy the cat, he lives at a store on Hawthorne called "Really Good Stuff".
He's among the cats I classify as 'curious camera sniffers'.
Word on the street is, this cat's been trained to take down shoplifters. Just a rumor . . .