Bosse's News Depot was established in 1898 by Joe Bosse. It began as a newsstand and tobacco shop with an emphasis on news papers. Bosse's was not only a retailer of newspapers but also distributed many papers throughout the city. The papers distributed included the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, New York News and the Milwaukee Sentinal. On the night of the Dewey/Truman vote for President, the Chicago Tribune sent the papers by train to Green Bay very early in the morning. Norman Liebert, who purchased the business when Joe Bosse died in 1943, went to the train station to pick up the bundles of papers. He received a call from Chicago telling him that there were two shipments of newspapers to be picked up. He was instructed not to open them until he heard from Chicago. Finally Chicago called and said to open the second set of papers to sell and to immediately send back the first set unopened. Curiosity got the best of him and he looked inside to see what the headlines were of the first set of papers. Sure enough, it said "Dewey Defeats Truman." Norman returned the papers as instructed.
In the 1970's, Norm's son Steve took over the wholesale portion of the business and later purchased the remaining stock and became owner of the entire business. It is now run by Steve, his wife Sandy, and their daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Steven Mitchell.
Bosse's has been a local "hangout" for several generations of families from the Green Bay area. They can now enjoy their morning newspaper, pick up a cup of coffee or a snack, get their favorite cigar, and shop from over 3,000 titles of magazines and a large selection of maps.
We are happy to be part of the Green Bay community and hope to be serving the people of Green Bay for many years to come.