R E Nunley built his truck terminal warehouse on Franklin St in 1935 for his growing transfer company. The new store which opened June 13, 1935 also boasted a retail food market, a sandwich shop, and a barber. The company specialized in moving and storage would soon outgrow this facility and relocate. It would later become Nunley-Gardner Transfer Co on Fulton Ave.
Southern Indiana Beverage Co established its home in the old warehouse around 1938. They were beer distributors that served the area after Prohibition. The company was later succeded by Vanco Beverage Co and was for a while the only distributor approved by the newly formed Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC). It should surprise no one that beer sales, so much that Vanco needed a larger facility. The company moved to Fulton Ave in what we believe was the old Crazy Larry’s where the new Cedar Hall now stands.
After Vanco’s stint in the warehouse, Syl Lutterbach opened his beer and wine retail business. What make this interesting is he opened a drive-in tavern where users could get beer to go, akin to what’s still in Texas today. One issue was that it was totally illegal, and he was forced shut down the drive through once the ABC caught wind of it. Lutterbach was however allowed to operate his business but as a retailer only.
In recent years the truck terminal has served a variety of concerns, but is currently operating as A & S Electrical Service