Okay I asked a question similar to this a while ago, but I had some of the details backwards. And this situation is different. I went to Morthal to talk to Lani at "The Thaurgesit Hut"(I know I spelled that wrong.) Well I kept noticing she was never there and the door stays unlocked at night. Well I finally leave and I see her dead body by the bridge in Morthal. It was where if you fast travel to Morthal, and run straight ahead and hit a bridge, that's where she was lying dead. There were no fights, no dragon attacks. She was just dead. So I just left her because I heard other people, like relatives, could take over the shops. I waited a week, in real life time, not video game fast play time, haha. But the store was never reopened. So I went and grabbed the key to the store, off Lani's body, and then placed it on a random lady walking by. Hoping that might get something going. But no go. So my question is does anyone know how to get a store reopened? If I try getting the key back and putting it on someone else, maybe less lazy, haha. Could that make a difference?