Cowboys are my heros.
Home depot does not sell food or medication. Having a cigar may not be essential, but the guy who owns the cigar shop, or the guy who works at the cigar shop, or the people that work at the cigar distributor, or the people that work at the farm all have families that need to be supported. If you can walk into a Home Depot, you can walk into a Cigar Shop. The cigar shop is a much more controlled environment.
Your observation are on the mark, think Home Depot does sell cases of bottled H20, but the big retailers do make large political contributions. Now they are mostly open because they are called essential.
The small family owned businesses, are just that little people who want to be in business, have the opportunity at the American Dream.
Sadly most of the people who make the law do not even know that 80% of American Business are small businesses.
I know one person who HAD a small business, the shut down order was what cause this struggling business to fold.