Writing in third person past tense. I've already mentioned that a store has changed owners several times, when I then go to this sentence: "He leaned against the counter, smoking and listening to the radio with Bob, the current owner of the shop." Except the word "current" seems to imply present tense, when really I mean at the moment this story is being told, in the past. But I feel like if I were to say something like "...with Bob, the owner of the shop at the time," it makes it sound like Bob no longer has ownership, which is not necessarily the case. So can you use "current" to mean at the moment, but in the past?