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Store Hours

  • Monday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Contact Us

  • 650 Main St, Brookville, IN
  • Phone: 765-647-4651
A young Frank Rosenberger, at fifteen years of age, began to learn the butcher’s trade and was in this trade in Cedar Grove from 1902 until 1907. In the latter year he bought a farm in Brookville Township, on which he lived for two years. Frank then sold this farm and rented another near New Trenton, in Whitewater Township, and continued to farm until February 1, 1910.  At that time Frank established his first retail meat market, on Main Street in Brookville. Since there was no refrigeration in that time period, a slaughterhouse needed to be nearby. Rosenberger’s first slaughterhouse was near the present Poor Farm Bridge. The initial slaughterhouse was swept away by the Great 1913 Flood. Frank moved the second one to the area near the present-day Alco Discount Store. Like the slaughterhouse, the butcher shop also moved. Once the original butcher shop was sold to make way for People’s Trust Bank, the butcher shop then moved one door north. In 1928, the shop moved across the street to the present Pizza Pete location, with his sons, Howard, Sylvester and Joe joining the operation.  The slaughterhouse survived the 1937 Flood, but the bridge did not. It was down for so long, the family decided to move the slaughterhouse to its final location, where Riverfront Apartments are today. In  July, 1964 a move was made to 650 Main Street, to provide additional space for their ever growing business. Howard and four of his sons, Bill, Richard, Larry & Kenneth owned and operated the new store, now being called Rosenberger’s Main Meat Market.  Working with them was Howard’s youngest son Bernard and nephew Ted Reuss, as stock boys. Moving to their newly remodeled location, to operate a modern air-conditioned market, featuring a complete line of groceries, frozen foods, fresh fruits and vegetables and quality meats. During the 1970’s ownership changed somewhat, but stayed in the family. Richard and Kenneth both left the family business and Howard retired. Ted and Bernard were welcomed to buy into the business.  In the fall of 1982 Rosenberger’s purchased the building next door, that housed Huffine’s Jewelry store, to expand to the present day size. Later in the  1980’s, with the addition of the new owners, Bill’s son Todd and Larry’s sons Larry Jr. (Buzz) and Jeff, this make four generations in the meat business. Since then Bill and Larry have retired and Jeff has followed a new career path.