City of Lansing Requires License for “Going Out of Business Sale”
While looking for info about regulations for recreational the City of Lansing 'Business License' page and was surprised to see some of the things for which you need a license in the City, such as holding a 'Going out of Business' sale.
You also need a license to be an auctioneer, move a building (you should probably prove you know what you're doing in that instance) or peddle ice cream.
You will also need a license if you'd like to erect a sign, perform music on the street, or be a transient merchant (temporary selling and delivering goods within the city).
Obviously, the 'stock photo' for this story is from the stash of pics we're granted permission to use; I asked Joey if he remembered the Service Merchandise stores, and he said, "Oh yea, I begged my mom for the Omega Supreme Transformer from the Service Merchandise at Meridian Mall" in 1985; that vintage action figure is now worth around $400.00. Joey says his was destroyed by him long ago.