Wizarding in the Wild West
The Staff and the Stone
Mortimer's pub was the first business he ever started. Then he was young and full of vim and vigor. It was begun on a whim to try his hand at starting a business, and as an irishman, it seemed like a logical fit.
While it gave him insight into the ongoings of the wizarding community, he quickly learned that it didn't exactly capture his long term vision. But it wasn't that many years later that he saw fit in reinstating the pub as an end unto itself; need drove him, and, as before, it came in handy in intercepting important necessary information from his clientele.