Quick, throw all your money in the fireplace and set it on fire. Yes, you'll be flat broke, but at least you'll get it done less gradually and frustratingly.
Too bad some here had to bring up politics......so sick of it and there is no reason self-control cannot be engaged to keep that topic disengaged.
To the OP...... Buying an empty record store and not getting the name makes no sense. Several years ago the owners of a very well known record store in Seattle sold it to another party, leaving the name and everything inside completely intact. Is like going to the same store but the new guys also speak Internet and have their act together.
Negotiate a sale like that and you’d be good to go.
Table jockey... I disagree...he should seek info WHEREVER he can get it...and keep the good stuff and disregard the bad. By posting here...he may get valuable input from his target customer base...
op... while I suspect it will indeed be an uphill battle...doesn’t mean it can’t work...keep doing your due diligence and don’t let the gadflies get you down!