On Famous Shopkeepers

So we were thinking about well-known shopkeepers. Mean, there must be a few. Oh we all know about the grocer’s daughter, and the Chiswick shopkeeper. But then we drew a blank. Well actually we didn’t. Googling ‘famous shopkeepers’ brought us to this rather charming poem, to which one should presumably French skip:
I’m a famous shopkeeper
And I can count in tens
I’m a famous shopkeeper
And I can sell you pens
I’m a famous shopkeeper
And I can give you change
I’m a famous shopkeeper
And I like to rearrange
I’m a famous shopkeeper
And I can count in tens,
Sell you pens,
Give you change
And rearrange.
Thanks to Charlotte Westaby, aged 9, of Newbold Verdon Primary School for the above. It really made our day (and made us skip). Even though we’re not very good at counting or rearranging (but maybe only famous shopkeepers are good at those things). 🙂
Anyway, we thought we’d ask you. There must be loads of celebs out there who have owned or still own shops. And even more who worked in shops before they were famous. Any ideas?

Update:
Thank you for your suggestions thus far. We are drawing up quite a list of fictitious-but-famous shopkeepers, including Arkwright, Apu, Tubbs and Edward, Miranda, and Young Mr. Grace. Any others of a slightly more flesh and blood nature….?

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