ACC Wholesale has a long and proud history. John Huckabee began our business in 1937, opening a small warehouse on Atlanta’s Marietta Street and specializing in cigars. As product lines expanded, we moved to Memorial Drive in 1961; in 1964, Huckabee won the Southern Candy Association’s Citizenship Cup. Due to further growth, we moved to our current Grant Park location in 1989.
Through the years, customers no less than Braves skippers Joe Torre and Bobby Cox, Cardinal Hall of Famer Lou Brock, L.A. Laker Magic Johnson (when in town to play the Hawks), and the Dwarf House – the original Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia – all bought from us. Also, Fort McPherson, after Desert Storm, bought Macanudo cigars as a victory gift for Colin Powell.
When Atlanta hosted the 1996 Olympic Games, our drivers made special 4 a.m. deliveries to customers; in addition, we were within walking distance of the Olympic Stadium and all the exciting events. More recently, AMC’s The Walking Dead television series used our warehouse as a base during part of its Summer 2010 filming.
Today, our family-run business is in its fourth generation. Our employees have stayed on for many years at a time (for some, decades), and our customers have proven just as loyal. These customers include hospitals, hotels, schools, colleges, golf-clubs, drug stores, restaurants, bottle shops, and snack bars throughout the Metro Atlanta area. We believe that employee and customer loyalty has enabled ACC Wholesale to reach its 80th anniversary this year. We’re striving to continue our tradition of superior service in the years ahead.
ACC Delivery Trucks During the 1940’s