Ms. Bulla recounts that AK loved cats and kept them at the store to keep out mice. One customer told AK that a cat was up on a barrel of salted fish eating one of them out of the brine. To the dismayed customer, he quipped, Cats like fish.
It is thought there may have been an opera house in the building as Mr. Houck found a popcorn machine in the building when he bought it.
Since the Houck Store, this building has continued to be occupied with various stores, a restaurant, and now houses Bella The Corner Gourmet.