So the freezer and cooler cases are lined up against the front wall, meaning against the huge plate class windows that comprise the front of the store. Someone decided that the backs of those cases did not make an attractive storefront
The solution that was adopted was to post huge sepia-tone prints of photos taken around the city in its earlier days. Kudos to the corporation for this display of civic improvement.
Why do I like this picture? Several things are striking. The fact that almost all the men are wearing white shirts with vests and ties is a fine reminder that the "good old days" presented some serious drawbacks. That span of equines suggests to me that they might be able to get the stalwart firefighters to the fire in time to see the last wisps of smoke from the smoldering remnants of the one-time building they were sworn to protect.