In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, which is set by 1984, Phil resides in this depot after being "evicted" by the Cholo gang. Phil's depot is always the start point of all Phil Cassidy's missions for Victor Vance. The nearby Phil's Shooting Range, which hosts a shooting range, is actually an alternative stockhouse of Cassidy's gun artillery and ammunition (except Boomshines, which were stocked in his depot and his warehouse in Little Havana). By 1986, on the happenings of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, it is in a state of disrepair, with grasses growing up from beneath the cracked cement.
It is here that the fateful botched drug deal between Tommy Vercetti and the Vance Crime Family takes place most likely because of Victor's familiarity with the location. Later that year, the Counterfeit Syndicate uses the depot as their landing spot when their agent with the printing plates makes her entrance into the city.