Back in the days of “the Great Depression”, Antonio O. Flores established what would then become a well known, respected, and family oriented business. The year 1927 marked the opening of Tony’s Place.
Story has it that bootlegging was popular at Tony’s as well as Juanita G. Flores’ (Antonio’s wife) famous cooking. It was said that the cavalry stationed at Fort Bliss were regulars. The soldiers would trot down on their horses and tie them to hitching posts outside the building. They would sit down on old metal wash tub basins while sipping the home brew and perhaps some home cooking. The soldiers even trained a mule to travel the path from Fort Bliss to Tony’s and back. Often then, the mule carried bartering items in its saddle bag in exchange for the precious commodity of home brew.