A General Merchandise Store involves the sale of all general products at retail. This includes but is not limited to Clothes, Shoes, Art, Cosmetics, DVD, Video Games, and Furniture.
In the heart of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, Norfolk is a major commercial hub. The city's economy relies heavily on military, defense contracting, shipping and rail transportation. The Norfolk community has a large military family population and retail businesses are popular as well. Local city ordinances require the licensing of all businesses. Additionally, Virginia's many regulations require a large number of state licenses, even for many simple small businesses.