And the winner is Patrick Cartwright in a comment posted lightning fast 6 minutes after the initial post! He correctly identified that the back staircase was located at the “back of the store near the right side if looking from the Lake Street side of the store.” The other commenters had some great memories, too, so be sure to read those at the original post.
If Patrick would contact us at email@example.com with his mailing address, we will forward to him, via snail mail, a hand made, one of a kind, gift certificate good for $20 in trade only at the store to be used before 12/31/2013. We’ll move on now to some posts showing more renovation progress, but we may run another contest in the future. Thanks to all who responded and we hope you enjoy checking back with us.