In the mission "Arms Shortage," Claude meets Phil here where he gives Claude a speech about why he has just one arm. Phil instructs Claude to defend the compound against an attack from the Colombian Cartel. After completion of that mission, the player can buy heavy weaponry from Phil.
In 1998, the setting of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, the area used to be a Ferry terminal but has since been converted into a storage facility. During the mission "More Deadly Than the Male", Phil Cassidy tells Toni Cipriani that he does so much business at the terminal that he should set up there permanently, which is a reference to the fact that he has taken over the area and turned it into an army compound three years later.
The official website of GTA III offers a brief description of the area:
- "A fine place, run by a proud patriot.
One of Liberty City's many gun stores, this one is run by someone who gave his all, or at least his arm in fighting for our country. Phil served proudly under the Reagan administration in Nicaragua, where he killed a lot of people he didn't know. He hates liberals. And pinkos.'"