Bullseye Department Store
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Bullseye Department Store (more commonly called just "Bullseye") is where Ben and Lily Bruin worked prior to their opening of the Goblin Hollow Arcade. Depicted as a national chain of retail outlets, Bullseye can be compared to such real-world national chains as Wal-Mart, K-Mart, and Target (which are classified in the retail industry as "discounters" - stores that attract customers with low prices and make their profits from the resulting high volume of sales).
In the pre-retcon version of the webcomic, called Under the Lemon Tree, certain facts were stated that have not so far been repeated, changed, or made irrelevant in the currently posted version. These include:
- Among the store's departments were: a lunch counter, pharmacy, groceries (at least dry cereal), and magazine rack. Other merchandise available included billboards, markers, tye-die shirts, black powder (gunpowder), bulb wrenches. There was a cooler, apparently in/near the lunch counter (for obvious reasons).
- During a "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Rings" promotion, the store set up a "New Age/Occult" section.
- Ben worked on the maintenance (i.e. janitorial) crew alongside Fred Rabbit, Drezzo (no first name given), and later Rico Chihuahua (who transferred from customer service). It's possible Merry Beaver worked maintenance as well.
- Lily worked at the lunch counter, along with Roz, the counter manager.
- The staff break room was provided with chairs, tables, and vending machines (the contents of which were consistent, if not always healthy/edible).
- At one time, Ben received a company evaluation from a giraffe.
- When Merry was given a job by her uncle the Boss, Ben was assigned as her work trainer. Because Ben was nice to her, Merry got a crush on him. (Fortunately, as Ben and Lily were already dating, the situation was resolved on a positive note.)
- For doing such a good job with Merry, Ben was put in charge of "prep training". His next trainee was Rico Chihuahua.
- Ben was frequently assigned odd jobs around the store, such as confronting protesters. He was even capable of keeping the store running smoothly while the Boss ran an errand.