The Shelby Democrat
February 13, 1879
VOL. 1; No. 37
from the article, SMILING SHELBYVILLE!
Turman & Pierson
Are the proprietors of the largest and best arranged restaurant in this
city. In May, 1878 they bought out Michael Posz, and made such improvements
and changes as were necessary to make theirs a first-class restaurant in
every respect. The Opera House Restaurant, under their management, is daily
adding to its popularity. The young men who constitute this firm are
enterprising, and as a reward for the energy displayed, they have secured a
large and profitable trade which is steadily increasing. At their place can
be found everything in the eatable line, fresh and nice every day during the
season. They keep open day and night, and serve meals on short notice.
keep everything nice and clean, and you can always depend on gentlemanly
treatment from their hands. Parties and festivals supplied with everything
needed for a good meal or lunch, on reasonable terms. Give them a call.
Their place of business is in the basement of the Opera Hall building.
Next biography in the "Smiling
Shelbyville" newspaper article, George W.
Contributed by Jeanne Surber
Note: Wes McDivitt looked for these men in the 1880 census (so we could
give them first names!) but could not find any suitable matches. If you
have information on either of these restauranteers, please contact me.