or, you know, you could just stick with the shop you have, instead of expanding.
There's never enough customers to buy up everything in a lv 4, or even lv3 expansion.
Or conversely, you can argue that with a larger store you only have to restock the showcase items,
and just do a "total restock" once every 2 or 3 timeslots you spend opening up shop.
with a larger shop you could also confine all the customers to a 2x2 block in front of the door,
and use all the blocked tables to stock items that modify the store atmosphere,
so you don't have to restock those items.
(which usually aren't as profitable anyways.)